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Human Resources

Workforce
Information Report
Contact Details Issue 12 June 2007

If you require further copies of this report or have any CONTENTS


comments, please contact Mark Gray, Executive Officer
Workforce Planning Information on 020 7217 2004 or by Supplementary Notes 2
email at:
Summary of Quarters 1 and 2 - 2006/07 3
Mark.Gray17@justice.gsi.gov.uk
Staff in Post
Staff in Post by Job Group 4
Board Members 4
Headline Figures
Staffing Ratios 5
Staff in Post by Area & Region 5
• At the end of Quarter 3 06/07 (1 October – 31
December 2006) there were a total of 21,370.98 FTE Starters & Leavers
staff in the NPS (including Chief Officers). National Figures 16
• 87.04% were employed in an offender related Starters & Leavers by Job Group 16
function (18,564.84 FTE), with the remaining 12.96%
employed in corporate services (2,764.14 FTE). The Starters & Leavers by Area & Region 17
overall ratio of staff in offender services to corporate Destination of Leavers 19
services in the NPS was 6.72:1 at the end of the
quarter. Active Vacancies

• The number of staff across the NPS has risen by Active Vacancies by Job Group 21
222.28 FTE since Quarter 2 (1.05%) and has now Active Vacancies by Area & Region 22
increased by a total of 786.91 FTE over the past
twelve months (3.82%). Active Vacancies by Job Group and Function 25

• The recruitment of a large number of Trainee Active Vacancies by Region and Function 25
Probation Officers (TPO) was the main reason for the Health & Safety 32
growth in staff this quarter, as there were 336.00 FTE
new starters in the group who joined the organisation Employee Relations
as new or returning staff; however this was offset by Disciplinary Cases 36
389.10 FTE internal transfers into PO roles from the
TPO group. Grievance Cases 37

• The national attrition rate for the 12 months up to the Employment Tribunal Cases 39
end of Quarter 3 was 8.93%. This was an
improvement on Quarter 2 when the 12 month rate stands at 0.214 from 0.200 in Quarter 2. The rate of
was 9.17%. ‘1-day lost time’ accidents has also increased, this
time for two successive quarters to 0.087 from 0.037
• The number of active vacancies this quarter has in Quarter 2.
decreased substantially, down by 510.01 FTE to
389.74 FTE. The majority of the reduction came in • There were 168 disciplinary cases during Quarter 3
London where the number of active vacancies which was down by 16 from 184 in the previous
decreased by 333.30 FTE. quarter. There were also 162 grievance cases (down
1 from 163) and 40 employment tribunal cases (up 4
• The frequency rate for ‘3-day lost time’ accidents has
from 36).
increased for the third successive quarter and now

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SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES
General Notes in previous quarters (for comparative purposes) are
based on aggregates of SPO and Section / Function
This is the first report published since Quarter 4 05/06
Head data.
and has been compiled using data submitted by the 42
Probation Areas. A summary sheet has been included on While attempts were made to minimise the effect of the
page 3 that covers Quarters 1 and 2 06/07 (1 April 2006 change to the template, inevitably there was some
to 30 September 2006). The remainder of the report unusual data arising as a result. NPS Areas should now
covers the period 1 October 2006 to 31 December 2006 be used to the new template, and the information should
(Quarter 3 06/07). The material has not previously been be more accurate.
published. NPS Areas may not have fully implemented the Offender
Management model on which the design of the new
• Data contained within this report on staff numbers
template is based, and this will mean that staffing figures
represents a snap-shot at the 31 December 2006.
in some Areas are provided as a ‘best fit’ estimation only.
• Data from Quarter 2 06/07 has been included where
appropriate for comparison, as well as from previous Terminology
quarters where necessary. Some of the main terminology used within this report is
• The data contained within the report is not directly defined as follows: -
comparable with previous data collected through
FTE – Full Time Equivalent. An expression of the amount
RDS Probation Statistics.
of time worked by an individual proportionate to a full
This is the second report completed on the basis of the time standard contract. Values less than 1 indicate a part
new workforce information collection template. The time employee.
template had been reorganised following consultation
Headcount – The number of people employed
internally within the NPS and NPD (now PACU). The
irrespective of the number of hours worked.
significant changes to the reporting structure were as
follows: Establishment – the number of staff for which budgetary
provision has been made, which may be subject to
• Three new job groups were added that had not revision and reallocation during the course of the year.
previously been used. They were Middle Manager, The systems in a small number of Areas are not set up to
Practice Development Assessor, and Treatment report on establishment levels and separate provisions
Manager. have been made to collate the relevant information.
• The Middle Manager job group is an amalgam of the
previous Senior Probation Officer and Active Vacancy – a post that is being actively recruited
Section/Function Head job groups, both of which to.
were deleted from use. Attrition – calculated as the number of leavers/average
• There is no longer a split between operational and number of staff in post over the period, multiplied by 100.
support staff as there was deemed to be little At Area level, attrition includes those who have left that
practical use in dividing staff in this way. Area but who have remained within the Service. At
national level, such leavers are not included, as they do
• The split of staff across functions consists of 4 main
not represent attrition from the Service.
groups;
* Please note that Greater Manchester, Hampshire
Offender Management
and West Midlands Probation Areas have been
Interventions unable to provide information on active vacancies.
As a result calculations concerning active vacancy
Other Agency / Services
percentages have been adjusted to exclude all data
Corporate Services relating to these Areas for this Quarter. This may
cause some fluctuation in the figures relative to
These 4 broad functions are then subdivided into previous quarters.
various work areas, most of which are the same or
similar as previous, while a number of new areas * Hampshire Probation Area were also unable to
were introduced. The functional categorisation is provide headcount figures for Quarter 3. They were
designed to reflect the Offender Management model. however able to give information on ‘staff in post’.
• Data on employee relations activity (incidence of
Discipline, Grievance, and Employment Tribunal *Any changes in an employee’s contracted hours
cases) are now included. The collection of this data between quarters will affect their FTE. This would
commenced in Quarter 3 05/06. explain any additional increase or decrease in staff
in post once starters and leavers have been taken
The above changes mean that in some circumstances account of.
the data collected is no longer directly comparable with
the data collected in previous quarters using the old * Internal movements within the NPS are not
template. However, where there are mismatches in job included in the national totals for starters or leavers
groups and functional categories, a best estimate has as they do not represent a loss from the NPS as a
been provided based on the approximate mapping of the whole.
old onto the new. For example, Middle Manager figures

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SUMMARY -
QUARTER 1 2006/07 to
QUARTER 2 2006/07

The last HR Workforce Information report was issued in July 2006 and provided information covering Quarter 4
2005/06 (1 January 2006 – 31st March 2006). Below is a summary of the workforce information covering Quarters 1
& 2 2006/07 (1 April - 30 June 2006 & 1 July – 30 September 2006). Information for Quarter 3 2006/07 (1 October –
31 December 2006) is analysed throughout the rest of this report.

Headline Figures for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 2006/07

Employment Tribunal
Accidents Frequency

Accidents Frequency
Accidents/Incidents

Disciplinary Cases
1-3 Day Lost Time
Ratio of Starter to

Active Vacancies

Grievance Cases
3 Day Lost Time
Attrition Rate
Staff in Post

Leavers

Leavers
Starters

Cases
Rate

Rate
Quarter

Quarter 1 06/07 21,039.09 518.46 464.78 1.12:1 2.29% 1144.89 42 0.135 0.195 84 62 32

Quarter 2 06/07 21,148.70 505.41 508.76 1:1.01 2.42% 899.75 36 0.056 0.200 79 79 31

Change on Quarter 109.61 -13.05 43.98 - 0.13% -245.14 -6.00 -0.079 0.005 -5 17 -1

Quarter 1 - 2006/07 Quarter 2 - 2006/07

• At the end of the quarter there was a total of • At the end of Quarter 2 there was a total of
21,039.09 FTE staff in the NPS (including Chief 21,148.70 FTE staff in the NPS (including Chief
Officers). This was a decrease of 72.36 FTE on Officers). This reversed the downward trend of
Quarter 4 2005/06 (0.34%). the previous quarter, increasing by 109.61 FTE
(0.52%).
• There were 518.46 FTE starters during the
quarter, who joined the organisation as new or • There were fewer starters during the quarter
returning staff (down from 778.61 FTE in the compared to Quarter 1, who joined the
previous quarter) and 464.78 FTE leavers (up organisation as new or returning staff (505.41
from 424.91 FTE). FTE from 518.46 FTE). Conversely, there were
more leavers at 508.76 FTE (from 464.78
• The ratio of starters to leavers in the NPS was
FTE).
therefore 1.12:1.
• The net effect of this was to balance the
• The attrition rate was also up 0.17% on the
starters to leavers ratio of Quarter 1 to stand at
previous quarter to stand at 2.29%.
1:1.01 (from 1.12:1).
• Active vacancies were substantially up on
• The attrition rate rose marginally again in
Quarter 4 05/06, with 167.57 FTE more at
Quarter 2 from 2.29% to 2.42%.
1144.89 FTE (up 17.15%).
• Active vacancies at the end of the quarter were
• Although the total number of
back down from 1144.89 FTE to 899.75 FTE. A
accidents/incidents was slightly down on
drop of 21.41%.
Quarter 4 (42 from 44), the number of severity
3 cases rose dramatically from 17 to 26. In • There was a further reduction in the number of
addition there was a decrease in severity 4 accidents/incidents during Quarter 2 from 42 to
cases from 13 to 6. 36 (14.29%).
• The frequency rate for ‘1-3 day lost time’ and ‘3 • The frequency rate for ‘1 day lost time’
day lost time’ accidents was 0.135 and 0.195 accidents fell this quarter to 0.056 from 0.135
respectively. This was compared to 0.153 and but the rate for ‘3 day lost time’ accidents rose
0.175 from the previous quarter. slightly to 0.200 from 0.195.
• The number of outstanding disciplinary cases • The number of outstanding disciplinary and
at the end of the quarter was down on Quarter employment tribunal cases at the end of the
4 from 104 to 84. This trend was continued in quarter continued to decline at 79 and 31
grievance cases, which were down from 90 to cases respectively, from 84 and 32. However
62 and employment tribunal cases, down to 32 the number of outstanding grievance cases
from 43. increased sharply to 79 from 62 last quarter, a
rise of 27%.

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1 STAFF IN POST
On 31 December 2006 there was Table 1 – Staff in Post by Job Group
a total of 21,370.98 FTE staff in
the NPS (including Chief Officers). Q uarte r 3

Change on Year
Change on
This constitutes an increase of

Interventions
Management

Quarter
Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
222.28 FTE compared to the National Probation Se rv ice

Other

Total
previous quarter and means that
staffing levels are up by 1.05%
since Quarter 2 06/07. They are 0.00 0.00 0.00 42.00 42.00 0.00 0.00
Chief Officer
also up by a total of 786.91 FTE 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 42 0.00% 0.00%

on the same quarter in 05/06. Deputy Chief O fficer


16.00 9.70 8.10 46.55 80.35
i
5.89
i
22.45
19.91% 12.07% 10.08% 57.93% 82 7.91% 38.77%
Table 1 opposite provides a 80.85 37.92 76.90 110.83 306.50 2.12 12.42
Assistant Chief Officer j i
detailed breakdown of the 26.38% 12.37% 25.09% 36.16% 348 0.69% 4.22%

changes in staffing levels by job 73.60 42.39 22.00 36.40 174.39 0.39 21.79
Area/District Manager
42.20% 24.31% 12.62% 20.87% 184
i 0.22%
i 14.28%
group across the NPS relative to
683.97 354.83 292.75 285.00 1,616.55 31.49 51.24
both the previous quarter, and Middle Manager
42.31% 21.95% 18.11% 17.63% 1671
j 1.91%
j 3.07%
Quarter 3 in 05/06. 124.21 91.86 50.60 20.10 286.77 32.66 87.49
Senior Practitioner
43.31% 32.03% 17.64% 7.01% 302
i 12.85%
j 23.38%
Staff in Post by Job Group 3,875.90 552.65 927.83 42.50 5,398.88 340.45 89.94
Probation Officer
71.79% 10.24% 17.19% 0.79% 5634
i 6.73%
i 1.69%
Although there has been a
0.00 3.00 104.05 85.30 192.35 13.47 192.35
significant increase in staff across Professional Developm ent Advisor
0.00% 1.56% 54.09% 44.35% 204
j 6.54%
i 0.00%
the NPS this quarter the job 8.00 0.00 761.09 365.00 1,134.09 52.21 252.62
groups have been comparatively Trainee Probation Officer
0.71% 0.00% 67.11% 32.18% 1137
j 4.40%
j 18.22%

equal in the number that have Treatm ent Manager


2.67 169.73 4.30 0.00 176.70
i
1.63
i
176.70
1.51% 96.06% 2.43% 0.00% 191 0.93% 0.00%
seen an increase or decrease in
2,615.80 2,741.91 931.29 37.01 6,326.01 50.92 90.84
staff. Probation Services Officer
41.35% 43.34% 14.72% 0.59% 7002
j 0.80%
i 1.46%

As explained in the last report, a 3.50 14.00 9.00 1.00 27.50 1.50 8.50
Psychologist
12.73% 50.91% 32.73% 3.64% 22
i 5.77%
i 44.74%
redistribution of staff resulted in
32.16 523.82 22.06 40.15 618.19 4.56 79.89
the creation of two new job O ther Operational Staff
5.20% 84.73% 3.57% 6.49% 747
i 0.74%
i 14.84%
groups, Practice Development 2,136.83 649.14 375.02 1,403.32 4,564.31 10.33 706.17
Support Staff - Adm inistration j i
Assessor (PDA) and Treatment 46.82% 14.22% 8.22% 30.75% 5067 0.23% 18.30%

Manager (TM). This would explain Support Staff - Other


18.60 59.01 11.03 162.63 251.27
i
2.44
j
120.43
7.40% 23.48% 4.39% 64.72% 348 0.98% 32.40%
the large numbers in the change
9.30 12.50 24.97 128.35 175.12 6.70 102.36
on year column for these groups, O ther Staff
5.31% 7.14% 14.26% 73.29% 168
j 3.68%
j 36.89%
as there is no comparable data 9,681.39 5,262.46 3,620.99 2,764.14 21,370.98 222.28 786.91
from the previous year. It would T otal
45.30% 24.62% 16.94% 12.93% 23148
i 1.05%
i 3.82%
also explain the large decreases in
some of the other groups where - Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the
relevant function.
staff have moved to another job
group, by virtue of this re- - Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column represent headcount figures. Please note that Hampshire
Probation Area were unable to provide headcount figures for Quarter 3.
organisation of data.
- Percentage figures in red indicate the proportionate change represented by the FTE figures above them.
The greatest increase in staff - Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – increase, red – decrease).
during Quarter 3 came in the
Probation Officer (PO) group, rising by 340.45 FTE. This slight decrease in staff in post of 10.33 FTE since
would coincide with the graduation of Trainee Probation Quarter 2. This is contrary to the previous quarters where
Officers (TPO’s). The cyclical nature of recruitment of it had shown substantial increases (up 706.17 FTE on a
TPO’s means that despite the large number graduating year ago) and suggests that the consistent growth in this
into PO positions, with the recruitment into Cohort 9 at group is at an end.
the same time, the overall TPO numbers have fallen by
Another group to show an increase in staff is the Deputy
only 52.21 FTE.
Chief Officer (DCO) group, up by 5.89 FTE and this
The 50.92 FTE decrease in Probation Services Officers group has now grown by 38.77% during the past year
(PSO’s) this quarter can be attributed to movement into (22.45 FTE).
the TPO grade, though the number of staff in post has
Staff numbers in the Psychologist group have risen by
shown an overall increase of 90.84 FTE over the last 12
the greatest percentage in the last 12 months (44.74%)
months (1.46%).
with staff in post now at 27.50 FTE.
The Senior Practitioner (SP) job group has seen an
Board Members
increase of 32.66 FTE this quarter (12.85%) but has
seen an 87.49 FTE decrease in staff in post compared to At the close of Quarter 3 06/07 there were approximately
the same quarter in 05/06 (23.38%). 541 Probation Board Members in post including Board
Chairs. This figure is for information only as Board
The ‘Support Staff – Administration’ group has shown a
Members are not part of the NPS workforce.
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Charts 1a & 1b – Staff in Post by Job Group (Quarterly Time Series)

80.4 178.0 175.1 176.7


156.5
73.5 74.5
Deputy Chief Officer 68.8 Treatment Manager

57.9 0.0

308.6 6,488.8
306.5
Assistant Chief Probation Services 6,376.9
6,366.3
Officer Officer 6,326.0
294.1 293.3 294.0 6,235.2

174.0 174.4 27.5


26.0

Area/District Manager Psychologist


152.6 154.5
20.0 20.0
144.6 19.0

1,667.8 613.6 618.2


1,648.0 Other Operational
Middle Manager 1,625.5 Staff
1,616.6 538.3
519.5
1,591.4 507.6

374.3 4,511.0 4,574.6 4,564.3


4,501.2
Support Staff -
Senior Practitioner Administration
281.5 286.8
269.6 3,858.1
254.1

5,398.9 371.7
5,308.9
Probation Officer 5,231.1 Support Staff - Other
248.8 251.3
221.9 213.1
5,046.5 5,058.4

204.8 205.3 205.8 277.5


192.4
Professional Other Staff
Development Advisor
188.9 180.6 181.8
0.0 175.1

1,386.7 21,329.0
21,061.5 21,106.7
Trainee Probation Total 20,989.1
1,264.2
Officer 1,228.7
1,186.3
20,542.1
1,134.1

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07 2005/06 2006/07

Staffing Ratios Staff in Post by Probation Area and Region


The percentage of NPS staff (excluding Chief Officers) An increase in staff has been reported by 27 of the 42
working in an offender related function (Offender probation Areas this quarter (64.29%). This differs from
Management, Interventions, or Other Agency Services) the number in Quarter 2 where only 17 Areas reported
at the end of the Quarter was 87.04% (18,564.84 FTE), an increase when compared with Quarter 1 (40.48%).
leaving 12.96% of staff allocated to Corporate Services Overall, the NPS Areas have collectively grown by
(2,764.14 FTE) and whose work may not directly be 222.28 FTE (1.05%) since last quarter.
related to offenders. This is a minimal change from the
Staff numbers have grown by the greatest amount in
previous quarter where the percentages were 87.00 and
London, rising by 43.15 FTE (1.53% of their workforce)
13.00 respectively.
since last quarter. Greater Manchester also saw a large
This equates to a ratio of staff in offender services to increase of 35.03 FTE (2.55%). This follows a 95.23 FTE
staff in corporate services of 6.72:1 (6.70:1 in Quarter 2). increase reported by the Area in Quarter 2 (7.44%).
There were also noteworthy increases in West Yorkshire
The ratio of PSOs to POs at the end of Quarter 3 is
of 27.18 FTE (2.62% of their workforce) and in Sussex of
1.17:1, down slightly on the last quarter (1.26:1), but
24.27 FTE (6.02%). In percentage terms the greatest
identical to the position in the same quarter last year.
increases was recorded in Lincolnshire (6.95% of their
The difference is related to the considerable increase in
workforce, 16.42 FTE) and Wiltshire (6.75%, 11.90 FTE).
POs during the quarter, alongside a marginal decrease in
PSO numbers. The losses in staff in post reported by the remaining 14
probation Areas were fairly insignificant. The largest
The number of staff in the NPS currently in a
decreases in staff in post were in South Wales, falling by
management role (including Chief Officers and those in a
11.03 FTE (1.75% of their workforce) and in South
Middle Management role i.e Senior Probation Officers)
Yorkshire, falling by 7.78 FTE (1.19%). The largest
is 2,219.79 FTE and accounts for 10.39% of the total
decreases in percentage terms were in Bedfordshire
workforce. This means the overall ratio of non
(2.67% of their workforce, 5.60 FTE) and South Wales
management to management staff in the NPS is 8.63:1.
(see above). The change in staff in post figures in the
The ratio of non management staff to Middle Managers is remaining Areas amount to less than a 1.75% decline on
11.85:1. the figures from the previous quarter.

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Table 2a - Staff in Post by Area & Region

Quarter 3

Change on Year
Change on
Interventions
Management

Quarter
Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Other

Total
100.15 39.27 32.00 25.93 197.35 4.40 8.29
Cum bria
50.75% 19.90% 16.21% 13.14% 215
i 2.28%
i 4.38%
167.09 81.26 84.59 44.59 377.53 7.48 2.49
Cheshire
44.26% 21.52% 22.41% 11.81% 424
i 2.02%
i 0.66%
794.66 357.32 145.07 112.78 1,409.83 35.03 69.67
Greater Manchester
56.37% 25.34% 10.29% 8.00% 1528
i 2.55%
i 5.20%
216.00 122.80 100.10 125.10 564.00 5.40 13.40
Lancashire
38.30% 21.77% 17.75% 22.18% 603
j 0.95%
j 2.32%
282.47 216.86 181.64 72.16 753.13 0.33 29.90
Merseyside j j
37.51% 28.79% 24.12% 9.58% 791 0.04% 3.82%

1,560.37 817.51 543.40 380.56 3,301.84 41.18 37.15


North West
47.26% 24.76% 16.46% 11.53% 3561
i 1.26%
i 1.14%
89.50 86.76 104.10 17.25 297.61 11.11 0.51
Durham
30.07% 29.15% 34.98% 5.80% 311
i 3.88%
i 0.17%
284.59 192.06 113.63 70.39 660.67 7.24 9.44
Northum bria
43.08% 29.07% 17.20% 10.65% 709
j 1.08%
j 1.41%
117.70 88.60 105.36 20.76 332.42 7.56 2.04
Teesside i i
35.41% 26.65% 31.69% 6.25% 352 2.33% 0.62%

491.79 367.42 323.09 108.40 1,290.70 11.43 6.89


North East
38.10% 28.47% 25.03% 8.40% 1372
i 0.89%
j 0.53%
210.64 74.47 122.78 59.35 467.24 4.80 10.32
Hum berside
45.08% 15.94% 26.28% 12.70% 532
i 1.04%
j 2.16%
106.82 76.21 18.60 28.36 229.99 4.74 7.44
North Yorkshire
46.45% 33.14% 8.09% 12.33% 250
i 2.10%
i 3.34%
281.20 210.39 91.40 60.43 643.42 7.78 19.28
South Yorkshire
43.70% 32.70% 14.21% 9.39% 713
j 1.19%
j 2.91%
478.59 220.84 272.09 93.16 1,064.68 27.18 23.13
W est Yorkshire i i
44.95% 20.74% 25.56% 8.75% 1149 2.62% 2.22%

1,077.25 581.91 504.87 241.30 2,405.33 28.94 0.97


Yorkshire & Humberside
44.79% 24.19% 20.99% 10.03% 2644
i 1.22%
i 0.04%
134.50 111.80 70.50 31.20 348.00 2.40 16.00
Derbyshire
38.65% 32.13% 20.26% 8.97% 384
j 0.68%
j 4.40%
161.70 107.40 180.30 28.40 477.80 2.70 11.00
Leicestershire
33.84% 22.48% 37.74% 5.94% 542
i 0.57%
i 2.36%
97.68 57.20 60.08 37.88 252.84 16.42 23.93
Lincolnshire
38.63% 22.62% 23.76% 14.98% 282
i 6.95%
i 10.45%

85.58 87.13 55.20 35.22 263.13 5.33 32.64


Northam ptonshire
32.52% 33.11% 20.98% 13.39% 281
i 2.07%
i 14.16%
204.50 184.70 117.80 63.70 570.70 8.20 25.50
Nottingham shire i i
35.83% 32.36% 20.64% 11.16% 645 1.46% 4.68%

683.96 548.23 483.88 196.40 1,912.47 30.25 77.07


East M idlands
35.76% 28.67% 25.30% 10.27% 2133
i 1.61%
i 4.20%
113.50 38.84 25.10 16.00 193.44 0.69 27.58
Dyfed Powys
58.67% 20.08% 12.98% 8.27% 217
j 0.36%
i 16.63%
163.90 42.80 49.00 24.40 280.10 2.00 23.50
Gwent
58.51% 15.28% 17.49% 8.71% 310
j 0.71%
i 9.16%
111.40 87.80 37.60 20.00 256.80 0.00 13.50
North W ales
43.38% 34.19% 14.64% 7.79% 270 0.00%
i 5.55%
316.70 121.53 68.90 113.50 620.63 11.03 2.33
South W ales j i
51.03% 19.58% 11.10% 18.29% 668 1.75% 0.38%

705.50 290.97 180.60 173.90 1,350.97 13.72 66.91


Wales
52.22% 21.54% 13.37% 12.87% 1465
j 1.01%
i 5.21%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the
relevant function.
- Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column represent headcount figures. Please note that Hampshire
Probation Area were unable to provide headcount figures for Quarter 3.
- Percentage figures in red indicate the proportionate change represented by the FTE figures above them.
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – increase, red – decrease).

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Table 2b - Staff in Post by Area & Region

Quarter 3

Change on Year
Change on
Interventions
Management

Quarter
Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Other

Total
190.70 116.40 75.00 36.60 418.70 7.30 2.70
Staffordshire
45.55% 27.80% 17.91% 8.74% 502
j 1.71%
j 0.64%
87.45 43.90 15.75 25.30 172.40 2.02 2.02
W arwickshire
50.73% 25.46% 9.14% 14.68% 198
j 1.16%
j 1.16%
173.66 124.90 64.46 33.52 396.54 3.19 22.45
W est Mercia
43.79% 31.50% 16.26% 8.45% 426
i 0.81%
i 6.00%
709.83 333.99 225.98 150.64 1,420.44 7.74 80.47
W est Midlands j i
49.97% 23.51% 15.91% 10.61% 1557 0.54% 6.01%

1,161.64 619.19 381.19 246.06 2,408.08 13.87 98.20


West M idlands
48.24% 25.71% 15.83% 10.22% 2683
j 0.57%
i 4.25%
94.20 56.40 33.80 19.40 203.80 5.60 11.50
Bedfordshire
46.22% 27.67% 16.58% 9.52% 220
j 2.67%
i 5.98%
74.80 70.27 45.99 59.97 251.03 1.20 8.85
Cam bridgeshire
29.80% 27.99% 18.32% 23.89% 285
i 0.48%
i 3.65%
156.40 90.40 54.50 172.50 473.80 6.80 2.00
Essex
33.01% 19.08% 11.50% 36.41% 535
i 1.46%
j 0.42%
95.30 42.23 41.30 68.03 246.86 5.13 18.66
Hertfordshire
38.60% 17.11% 16.73% 27.56% 272
i 2.12%
i 8.18%
129.53 73.98 73.10 26.72 303.33 9.43 19.66
Norfolk i i
42.70% 24.39% 24.10% 8.81% 325 3.21% 6.93%
63.83 67.73 54.37 50.17 236.10 4.30 13.39
Suffolk
27.04% 28.69% 23.03% 21.25% 274
i 1.85%
i 6.01%

614.06 401.01 303.06 396.79 1,714.92 21.26 70.06


East of England
35.81% 23.38% 17.67% 23.14% 1911
i 1.26%
i 4.26%
208.70 124.10 87.60 107.20 527.60 4.70 2.60
Avon & Som erset
39.56% 23.52% 16.60% 20.32% 582
j 0.88%
i 0.50%
160.86 123.17 139.84 86.30 510.17 5.15 18.17
Devon & Cornwall
31.53% 24.14% 27.41% 16.92% 555
i 1.02%
i 3.69%
61.28 69.55 60.33 31.60 222.76 3.06 3.11
Dorset
27.51% 31.22% 27.08% 14.19% 268
j 1.36%
j 1.38%
74.35 45.32 46.20 26.31 192.18 5.46 8.48
Gloucestershire
38.69% 23.58% 24.04% 13.69% 222
i 2.92%
i 4.62%
117.10 27.60 30.50 13.10 188.30 11.90 16.30
W iltshire i i
62.19% 14.66% 16.20% 6.96% 211 6.75% 9.48%

622.29 389.74 364.47 264.51 1,641.01 14.75 42.44


South West
37.92% 23.75% 22.21% 16.12% 1838
i 0.91%
i 2.65%

346.50 122.20 87.50 45.50 601.70 11.87 19.10


Ham pshire
57.59% 20.31% 14.54% 7.56% 0
i 2.01%
i 3.28%
236.29 115.57 50.92 102.07 504.85 16.22 29.48
Kent
46.80% 22.89% 10.09% 20.22% 559
i 3.32%
i 6.20%
100.80 66.60 69.72 27.05 264.17 5.45 1.26
Surrey
38.16% 25.21% 26.39% 10.24% 291
i 2.11%
i 0.48%
241.50 82.63 68.53 34.55 427.21 24.27 25.17
Sussex
56.53% 19.34% 16.04% 8.09% 493
i 6.02%
i 6.26%
263.40 216.70 122.90 46.00 649.00 1.10 26.80
Tham es Valley i i
40.59% 33.39% 18.94% 7.09% 734 0.17% 4.31%

1,188.49 603.70 399.57 255.17 2,446.93 58.91 101.81


South East
48.57% 24.67% 16.33% 10.43% 2077
i 2.47%
i 4.34%

1,576.04 642.78 136.86 501.05 2,856.73 43.15 299.19


London
55.17% 22.50% 4.79% 17.54% 3240
i 1.53%
i 11.70%

9,681.39 5,262.46 3,620.99 2,764.14 21,328.98 222.28 786.91


NPS
45.39% 24.67% 16.98% 12.96% 22923
i 1.05%
i 3.83%

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Charts 2 – Staff in Post by Region (Quarterly Time Series)

3,347.9
3,301.8
North West 3,264.7 3,260.7

3,192.3

1,297.6
1,290.7
1,288.1
North East
1,279.3
1,274.8

2,404.4 2,407.3 2,405.3


Yorkshire &
Humberside 2,383.7
2,376.4

1,912.5
1,893.2
1,886.7 1,882.2
East Midlands

1,835.4

1,364.7
1,351.0
Wales 1,316.6
1,300.8
1,284.1

2,422.0
2,397.7 2,408.1
2,391.5
West Midlands

2,309.9

1,714.9
1,690.4 1,693.7
East of England 1,675.6

1,644.9

1,641.0
1,626.2 1,623.7 1,626.3
South West

1,598.6

2,446.9

2,408.7
South East 2,397.4
2,388.0

2,345.1

2,856.7
2,788.6 2,813.6
2,759.3
London

2,557.5

21,329.0
21,061.5 21,106.7
NPS 20,989.1

20,542.1

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07

8 out of the 10 Regions in the NPS reported an increase increase in staff over the year, growing by 16.63% of
in staff numbers since last quarter. South East Region their workforce (27.58 FTE). This was closely followed by
had the largest increase with their staff in post rising by Northamptonshire, with a growth rate of 14.16% (32.64
2.47% of their workforce (58.91 FTE). The increases in FTE).
the other 7 Regions were all under 1.50%, with the
In terms of staff in post, the greatest year on year
smallest increase recorded in North East where staff in
increases have been in London (299.19 FTE, 11.70% of
post figures increased by just 0.89% of their workforce
their workforce), West Midlands (80.47 FTE, 6.01%) and
(11.43 FTE).
Greater Manchester (69.67 FTE, 5.20%). Around 36% of
Wales and the West Midlands were the two Regions Probation Areas grew by 5% of their workforce over the
reporting a decrease in staff numbers. They fell by 1.01% past 12 months.
(13.72 FTE) and 0.57% (13.87 FTE) respectively.
The largest decreases in the 10 Areas that reported a fall
When compared to the same quarter a year ago, 31 of in staff in post compared to a year ago were in;
the 42 probation Areas have increased their staff in post. Merseyside (down 29.90 FTE, 3.82% of their workforce),
This totals an increase of 786.91 FTE across the year, South Yorkshire (down 19.28 FTE, 2.91%) and
which amounts to a 3.82% increase. Derbyshire (down 16.00 FTE, 4.40%). The remaining 7
Areas all recorded decreases of less than 2.50%.
In percentage terms Dyfed Powys recorded the biggest

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Table 3a – Staff in Post by Job Group & Function

Offender M anage me nt Inte rv entions Other Agency/Services


A

Victim Liaison
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes

Interventions
Resettlement
Community
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

MAPPA

Prisons
Courts
Other

Other
National Probation Service

Team
FTE 4.50 0.00 11.50 1.10 0.00 0.10 0.20 8.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.10
Deputy Chief Officer
% 5.60% 0.00% 14.31% 1.37% 0.00% 0.12% 0.25% 10.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.24% 0.12%

FTE 16.35 1.40 63.10 7.75 0.70 4.83 4.40 20.24 1.85 0.20 0.85 2.45 3.75
Assistant Chief Officer
% 5.33% 0.46% 20.59% 2.53% 0.23% 1.58% 1.44% 6.60% 0.60% 0.07% 0.28% 0.80% 1.22%

FTE 19.80 0.00 53.80 5.79 2.00 3.80 15.20 15.60 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 0.00
Area/District Manager
% 11.35% 0.00% 30.85% 3.32% 1.15% 2.18% 8.72% 8.95% 0.00% 0.57% 1.15% 1.72% 0.00%

FTE 232.16 8.93 442.88 104.40 34.63 80.46 70.60 64.74 16.70 12.70 23.00 37.80 100.90
Middle Manager
% 14.36% 0.55% 27.40% 6.46% 2.14% 4.98% 4.37% 4.00% 1.03% 0.79% 1.42% 2.34% 6.24%

FTE 35.30 0.00 88.91 34.31 1.00 21.80 23.35 11.40 4.00 15.80 3.00 3.50 9.00
Senior Practitioner
% 12.31% 0.00% 31.00% 11.96% 0.35% 7.60% 8.14% 3.98% 1.39% 5.51% 1.05% 1.22% 3.14%

FTE 1,503.87 87.20 2,284.83 306.71 23.19 51.60 14.20 156.95 22.66 30.36 9.69 163.12 407.07
Probation Officer
% 27.86% 1.62% 42.32% 5.68% 0.43% 0.96% 0.26% 2.91% 0.42% 0.56% 0.18% 3.02% 7.54%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 85.65 0.00 0.00 17.40
Professional Developm ent Advisor
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 44.53% 0.00% 0.00% 9.05%

FTE 7.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 745.09 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trainee Probation Officer
% 0.62% 0.00% 0.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 65.70% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 2.67 150.26 8.50 1.00 4.00 5.97 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.30
Treatm ent Manager
% 0.00% 0.00% 1.51% 85.04% 4.81% 0.57% 2.26% 3.38% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.87%

FTE 965.97 43.70 1,606.13 795.54 172.65 386.07 1,092.43 295.22 131.22 0.00 2.00 304.11 329.18
Probation Services Officer
% 15.27% 0.69% 25.39% 12.58% 2.73% 6.10% 17.27% 4.67% 2.07% 0.00% 0.03% 4.81% 5.20%

FTE 0.00 0.00 3.50 8.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 7.00
Psychologist
% 0.00% 0.00% 12.73% 29.09% 3.64% 0.00% 0.00% 18.18% 0.00% 0.00% 7.27% 0.00% 25.45%

FTE 15.00 0.00 17.16 3.20 23.51 285.34 195.57 16.20 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Operational Staff
% 2.43% 0.00% 2.78% 0.52% 3.80% 46.16% 31.64% 2.62% 0.32% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 787.48 37.20 1,312.15 171.85 47.03 96.88 202.21 131.17 42.37 5.17 21.30 203.36 8.84
Support Staff - Adm inistration
% 17.25% 0.82% 28.75% 3.77% 1.03% 2.12% 4.43% 2.87% 0.93% 0.11% 0.47% 4.46% 0.19%

FTE 13.70 0.00 4.90 5.56 1.40 26.74 25.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Support Staff - Other
% 5.45% 0.00% 1.95% 2.21% 0.56% 10.64% 10.07% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 2.00 0.00 7.30 0.00 2.80 8.00 0.00 1.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.67
Other Staff
% 1.14% 0.00% 4.17% 0.00% 1.60% 4.57% 0.00% 0.97% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.38%
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NPS T otal FTE 3,603.13 178.43 5,899.83 1,597.47 318.41 966.62 1,647.47 732.49 220.80 895.97 63.84 718.34 887.21
% 16.89% 0.84% 27.66% 7.49% 1.49% 4.53% 7.72% 3.43% 1.04% 4.20% 0.30% 3.37% 4.16%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the relevant work area within each function.
Table 3b – Staff in Post by Job Group & Function
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Other Agency/Services Corporate Services

Information &
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Comms &

Consortia
Probation
Research,
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Boards
Human

Public
YOTS

Other

Other
National Probation Service T otal

CJIP

IT
FTE 0.00 0.00 5.00 2.00 12.66 9.00 0.70 0.10 2.05 1.00 2.50 3.89 14.65 80.35
Deputy Chief Officer
% 0.00% 0.00% 6.22% 2.49% 15.76% 11.20% 0.87% 0.12% 2.55% 1.24% 3.11% 4.84% 18.23%

FTE 0.40 0.20 63.20 4.00 18.46 19.13 2.03 2.83 14.80 6.13 4.65 4.20 38.60 306.50
Assistant Chief Officer
% 0.13% 0.07% 20.62% 1.31% 6.02% 6.24% 0.66% 0.92% 4.83% 2.00% 1.52% 1.37% 12.59%

FTE 0.00 2.00 10.00 4.00 3.00 8.00 1.00 0.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 1.00 17.40 174.39
Area/District Manager
% 0.00% 1.15% 5.73% 2.29% 1.72% 4.59% 0.57% 0.00% 1.72% 1.72% 0.00% 0.57% 9.98%

FTE 1.00 10.00 77.85 12.80 29.72 41.12 34.04 10.91 57.30 21.00 0.90 13.30 76.71 1,616.55
Middle Manager
% 0.06% 0.62% 4.82% 0.79% 1.84% 2.54% 2.11% 0.67% 3.54% 1.30% 0.06% 0.82% 4.75%

FTE 2.00 0.00 13.30 0.00 0.00 1.00 11.10 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 6.00 1.00 286.77
Senior Practitioner
% 0.70% 0.00% 4.64% 0.00% 0.00% 0.35% 3.87% 0.00% 0.35% 0.00% 0.00% 2.09% 0.35%

FTE 211.43 17.30 55.10 11.10 1.00 3.50 11.00 1.50 3.00 2.00 0.00 12.00 8.50 5,398.88
Probation Officer
% 3.92% 0.32% 1.02% 0.21% 0.02% 0.06% 0.20% 0.03% 0.06% 0.04% 0.00% 0.22% 0.16%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 41.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 44.10 0.00 192.35
Professional Developm ent Advisor
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 0.00% 0.00% 21.42% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.93% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 16.00 0.00 0.00 109.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 256.00 0.00 1,134.09
Trainee Probation Officer
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.41% 0.00% 0.00% 9.61% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.57% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 176.70
Treatm ent Manager
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.57% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 28.40 66.40 55.48 14.50 0.00 0.00 15.00 1.11 12.50 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 6,326.01
Probation Services Officer
% 0.45% 1.05% 0.88% 0.23% 0.00% 0.00% 0.24% 0.02% 0.20% 0.13% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 27.50
Psychologist
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.64%

FTE 0.00 6.00 12.06 2.00 2.55 6.30 8.60 3.00 17.70 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 618.19
Other Operational Staff
% 0.00% 0.97% 1.95% 0.32% 0.41% 1.02% 1.39% 0.49% 2.86% 0.16% 0.00% 0.00% 0.16%

FTE 4.67 31.40 32.84 25.07 215.59 165.89 84.28 21.44 269.09 24.38 7.51 43.19 571.95 4,564.31
Support Staff - Adm inistration
% 0.10% 0.69% 0.72% 0.55% 4.72% 3.63% 1.85% 0.47% 5.90% 0.53% 0.16% 0.95% 12.53%

FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 10.03 27.23 26.50 11.74 3.20 67.89 0.50 0.00 1.49 24.08 251.27
Support Staff - Other
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.40% 3.99% 10.84% 10.55% 4.67% 1.27% 27.02% 0.20% 0.00% 0.59% 9.58%

FTE 16.80 0.00 4.00 3.50 16.00 40.19 11.00 2.40 49.29 2.16 0.81 5.50 1.00 175.12
Other Staff
% 9.59% 0.00% 2.28% 2.00% 9.14% 22.95% 6.28% 1.37% 28.15% 1.23% 0.46% 3.14% 0.57%

NPS T otal FTE 264.70 133.30 330.83 106.00 326.21 320.63 340.69 46.49 497.62 69.17 16.37 390.67 756.29 21,328.98
% 1.24% 0.62% 1.55% 0.50% 1.53% 1.50% 1.60% 0.22% 2.33% 0.32% 0.08% 1.83% 3.55%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the relevant work area within each function.
Table 4a – Staff in Post by Region & Function

Offender M anage me nt Interve ntions Other Agency/Serv


A ice s

Victim Liaison
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes

Interventions
Resettlement
Community
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

MAPPA

Prisons
Courts
Other

Other
Team
National Probation Service

FTE 182.47 84.00 1,293.90 206.94 53.25 172.03 277.53 107.76 13.84 151.36 11.69 120.14 122.34
North W est
% 5.53% 2.54% 39.19% 6.27% 1.61% 5.21% 8.41% 3.26% 0.42% 4.58% 0.35% 3.64% 3.71%

FTE 409.19 0.00 82.60 117.49 15.83 42.61 120.24 71.25 10.00 80.27 7.90 98.96 70.30
North East
% 31.70% 0.00% 6.40% 9.10% 1.23% 3.30% 9.32% 5.52% 0.77% 6.22% 0.61% 7.67% 5.45%

FTE 477.48 0.00 599.77 175.54 11.01 110.25 158.70 126.41 43.02 110.20 6.00 122.85 119.34
Yorkshire & Hum berside
% 19.85% 0.00% 24.94% 7.30% 0.46% 4.58% 6.60% 5.26% 1.79% 4.58% 0.25% 5.11% 4.96%

FTE 418.08 16.80 249.08 125.16 24.50 96.16 160.61 141.80 16.31 68.80 11.00 94.47 129.10
East Midlands
% 21.86% 0.88% 13.02% 6.54% 1.28% 5.03% 8.40% 7.41% 0.85% 3.60% 0.58% 4.94% 6.75%

FTE 326.70 0.00 378.80 77.72 9.00 48.96 105.59 49.70 14.50 61.60 6.00 1.00 32.90
W ales
% 24.18% 0.00% 28.04% 5.75% 0.67% 3.62% 7.82% 3.68% 1.07% 4.56% 0.44% 0.07% 2.44%

FTE 943.98 1.00 216.66 187.36 66.44 139.50 91.75 134.14 32.71 74.84 6.50 104.17 56.69
W est Midlands
% 39.20% 0.04% 9.00% 7.78% 2.76% 5.79% 3.81% 5.57% 1.36% 3.11% 0.27% 4.33% 2.35%

FTE 195.33 5.00 413.73 151.99 40.30 79.86 105.41 23.45 17.38 85.20 8.44 63.72 68.75
East of England
% 11.39% 0.29% 24.13% 8.86% 2.35% 4.66% 6.15% 1.37% 1.01% 4.97% 0.49% 3.72% 4.01%

FTE 167.71 61.13 393.45 130.25 47.83 85.71 114.29 11.66 15.70 118.50 4.61 83.16 88.68
South W est
% 10.22% 3.73% 23.98% 7.94% 2.91% 5.22% 6.96% 0.71% 0.96% 7.22% 0.28% 5.07% 5.40%

FTE 482.19 10.50 695.80 200.20 42.25 100.26 200.27 60.72 21.64 145.20 1.70 29.87 148.55
South East
% 19.71% 0.43% 28.44% 8.18% 1.73% 4.10% 8.18% 2.48% 0.88% 5.93% 0.07% 1.22% 6.07%

FTE 0.00 0.00 1,576.04 224.82 8.00 91.28 313.08 5.60 35.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.56
London
% 0.00% 0.00% 55.17% 7.87% 0.28% 3.20% 10.96% 0.20% 1.25% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.77%

FTE 3,603.13 178.43 5,899.83 1,597.47 318.41 966.62 1,647.47 732.49 220.80 895.97 63.84 718.34 887.21
NPS
% 16.89% 0.84% 27.66% 7.49% 1.49% 4.53% 7.72% 3.43% 1.04% 4.20% 0.30% 3.37% 4.16%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each Region allocated to the relevant work area within each function.
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Table 4b – Staff in Post by Region & Function

Othe r Agency/Se rvices Corporate Serv


vices

Comms & Public

Information & IT
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Consortia
Research,

Probation
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Human

Boards
YOTS

Other

Other
CJIP
National Probation Service T otal

FTE 44.30 5.00 33.20 41.53 40.20 50.66 38.60 10.19 81.21 5.39 1.00 15.68 137.63 3,301.84
North W est
% 1.34% 0.15% 1.01% 1.26% 1.22% 1.53% 1.17% 0.31% 2.46% 0.16% 0.03% 0.47% 4.17%

FTE 18.40 5.00 32.26 0.00 18.50 20.13 10.83 3.00 16.35 1.33 0.50 5.10 32.66 1,290.70
North East
% 1.43% 0.39% 2.50% 0.00% 1.43% 1.56% 0.84% 0.23% 1.27% 0.10% 0.04% 0.40% 2.53%

FTE 31.29 0.00 67.67 4.50 40.35 38.11 15.80 6.07 61.36 5.40 0.81 6.20 67.20 2,405.33
Yorkshire & Hum berside
% 1.30% 0.00% 2.81% 0.19% 1.68% 1.58% 0.66% 0.25% 2.55% 0.22% 0.03% 0.26% 2.79%

FTE 26.10 106.60 22.70 8.80 26.36 24.82 25.74 6.90 41.91 10.10 0.60 0.00 59.97 1,912.47
East Midlands
% 1.36% 5.57% 1.19% 0.46% 1.38% 1.30% 1.35% 0.36% 2.19% 0.53% 0.03% 0.00% 3.14%

FTE 25.40 6.60 15.60 17.00 23.90 21.50 63.50 1.10 37.10 0.00 2.70 10.00 14.10 1,350.97
W ales
% 1.88% 0.49% 1.15% 1.26% 1.77% 1.59% 4.70% 0.08% 2.75% 0.00% 0.20% 0.74% 1.04%

FTE 39.89 1.00 49.79 15.60 50.20 40.68 38.60 2.00 47.16 32.06 6.90 17.09 11.37 2,408.08
W est Midlands
% 1.66% 0.04% 2.07% 0.65% 2.08% 1.69% 1.60% 0.08% 1.96% 1.33% 0.29% 0.71% 0.47%

FTE 19.77 9.10 21.70 9.00 15.22 28.62 41.02 5.43 40.68 7.29 2.02 49.80 206.71 1,714.92
East of England
% 1.15% 0.53% 1.27% 0.52% 0.89% 1.67% 2.39% 0.32% 2.37% 0.43% 0.12% 2.90% 12.05%

FTE 20.75 0.00 27.50 5.57 22.12 26.25 14.40 1.80 43.90 5.00 0.44 3.29 147.31 1,641.01
South W est
% 1.26% 0.00% 1.68% 0.34% 1.35% 1.60% 0.88% 0.11% 2.68% 0.30% 0.03% 0.20% 8.98%

FTE 30.20 0.00 18.41 4.00 27.57 36.17 59.90 6.00 53.49 2.60 1.40 10.50 57.54 2,446.93
South East
% 1.23% 0.00% 0.75% 0.16% 1.13% 1.48% 2.45% 0.25% 2.19% 0.11% 0.06% 0.43% 2.35%

FTE 8.60 0.00 42.00 0.00 61.79 33.69 32.30 4.00 74.46 0.00 0.00 273.01 21.80 2,856.73
London
% 0.30% 0.00% 1.47% 0.00% 2.16% 1.18% 1.13% 0.14% 2.61% 0.00% 0.00% 9.56% 0.76%

FTE 264.70 133.30 330.83 106.00 326.21 320.63 340.69 46.49 497.62 69.17 16.37 390.67 756.29 21,328.98
NPS
% 1.24% 0.62% 1.55% 0.50% 1.53% 1.50% 1.60% 0.22% 2.33% 0.32% 0.08% 1.83% 3.55%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each Region allocated to the relevant work area within each function.
Table 5 – Staff in Post by Region & Job Group

Probation Services
Senior Practitioner

Trainee Probation
Probation Officer
Middle Manager
Assistant Chief

Support Staff -
Deputy Chief

Area/District

Development
Professional

Other Staff
Treatment
Manager

Manager
Advisor
Officer

Officer

Officer

Officer

Other
N atio n a l P ro b atio n S e rvic e T otal

FTE 7.00 38.00 34.20 249.52 18.30 953.59 27.40 138.00 35.14 815.61 25.54 6.81 3,301.84
North W es t
% 0.21% 1.15% 1.04% 7.56% 0.55% 28.88% 0.83% 4.18% 1.06% 24.70% 0.77% 0.21%

FTE 13.66 11.00 17.00 95.10 31.00 376.75 15.00 60.00 14.00 365.96 22.39 9.81 1,290.70
North E as t
% 1.06% 0.85% 1.32% 7.37% 2.40% 29.19% 1.16% 4.65% 1.08% 28.35% 1.73% 0.76%

FTE 9.00 40.61 13.79 195.30 57.21 628.70 19.70 95.00 0.00 687.30 3.59 0.00 2,405.33
Yorks hire & Hum bers ide
% 0.37% 1.69% 0.57% 8.12% 2.38% 26.14% 0.82% 3.95% 0.00% 28.57% 0.15% 0.00%

FTE 3.00 34.75 2.00 143.14 2.00 487.03 8.20 66.00 12.00 626.59 6.60 22.60 1,912.47
E as t Midlands
% 0.16% 1.82% 0.10% 7.48% 0.10% 25.47% 0.43% 3.45% 0.63% 32.76% 0.35% 1.18%

FTE 5.00 20.60 18.00 82.80 34.80 328.50 11.30 106.00 7.00 384.34 19.00 5.00 1,350.97
W ales
% 0.37% 1.52% 1.33% 6.13% 2.58% 24.32% 0.84% 7.85% 0.52% 28.45% 1.41% 0.37%

FTE 10.59 26.77 35.40 193.37 22.30 687.17 17.35 77.59 20.05 610.44 52.70 56.73 2,408.08
W es t Midlands
% 0.44% 1.11% 1.47% 8.03% 0.93% 28.54% 0.72% 3.22% 0.83% 25.35% 2.19% 2.36%

FTE 0.00 36.33 3.00 173.20 24.60 350.09 15.40 122.00 28.25 589.22 6.58 19.50 1,714.92
E as t of E ngland
% 0.00% 2.12% 0.17% 10.10% 1.43% 20.41% 0.90% 7.11% 1.65% 34.36% 0.38% 1.14%

FTE 2.00 21.34 35.00 113.43 59.00 386.04 12.60 99.50 16.31 483.51 82.34 4.67 1,641.01
S outh W es t
% 0.12% 1.30% 2.13% 6.91% 3.60% 23.52% 0.77% 6.06% 0.99% 29.46% 5.02% 0.28%

FTE 19.10 19.30 16.00 183.33 37.56 554.20 27.30 152.00 24.50 799.56 32.53 50.00 2,446.93
S outh E as t
% 0.78% 0.79% 0.65% 7.49% 1.53% 22.65% 1.12% 6.21% 1.00% 32.68% 1.33% 2.04%

FTE 11.00 57.80 0.00 187.36 0.00 646.81 38.10 218.00 19.45 963.48 0.00 0.00 2,856.73
London
% 0.39% 2.02% 0.00% 6.56% 0.00% 22.64% 1.33% 7.63% 0.68% 33.73% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 80.35 306.50 174.39 1,616.55 286.77 5,398.88 192.35 1,134.09 176.70 6,326.01 251.27 175.12 21,328.98
NPS
% 0.38% 1.44% 0.82% 7.58% 1.34% 25.31% 0.90% 5.32% 0.83% 29.66% 1.18% 0.82%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each Region allocated to each job group.
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Chart 3 – Distribution of Staff in Post by Function

30% 50%

45%
25%
40%

20% 35%
30%
15% 25%
20%
10%
15%

5% 10%

5%
0% 0%

Management

Corporate
Interventions

Agency/Services

Services
Offender

Other
Offender M anagement Interventio ns Other A gency/Services Co rpo rate Services
Chart 4 – Ranked Distribution of Staff in Post by Job Group

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

At Regional level, the pattern of year on year growth is The Support Staff Administration job group has the
evident in 9 of the 10 probation Regions. Over the past largest amount of staff working in a Corporate Services
year the largest increase was recorded in London, who role with 1,403.32 FTE. The largest proportion of staff in
were up by 11.70% (299.19 FTE), with Wales at 5.21% a job group working in a Corporate Services role was the
of their workforce (66.91 FTE) and the South East at Other Staff group with 73.29%.
4.34% (101.81 FTE). The only region showing a decline
Staff in Post by Region and Function
in staff in post over the last 12 months was the North
East who now have 0.53% fewer staff (6.89 FTE). When the staff in post figures are arranged by Region
and function it shows that London Region has the largest
Staff in Post by Job Group and Function
number of staff working in an Offender Management role
When the staff in post figures are arranged by job group with 1,576.04 FTE (55.17% of total staff in London),
and function, it shows that the majority of Probation although they are closely followed by the North West with
Officers work in an Offender Management role (3875.90 1,560.37 FTE (47.26% of total staff in the NW).
FTE, 71.79% of PO’s), whereas 927.83 FTE work in an
London Region also has the most amount of staff in a
Other Agency/Services role (17.19%). The remaining
Corporate Services role with 501.05 FTE (17.54% of
PO’s work in either an Interventions role (552.65 FTE,
their total staff).
10.23%) or a Corporate Services role (42.50 FTE,
0.79%). The North West has the largest amount of staff working
in an Interventions role with 817.51 FTE (24.76% of their
The job group with the largest amount of staff working in
total staff) and the most in Other Agency/Services roles
an Interventions role is the Probation Services Officer job
with 543.40 FTE (16.46% of their total staff).
group with 2742.91 FTE. The largest proportion of staff in
a job group working in Interventions comes under the In summary, recruitment into the TPO grade has driven
Other Operational Staff job group with 84.74%. the overall increase in staff numbers in the NPS during
Quarter 3, however it was the consistent and significant
The PSO job group also has the largest amount of staff
growth in the ‘Support Staff – Administration’ job group
working in Other Agency/Services roles with 931.29 FTE.
that formed the majority of the increase in staff numbers
The largest proportion of staff working in a job group in
over the past 12 months.
Other Agency/Services roles comes in the Trainee
Probation Officer job group with 67.11%.

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2 STARTERS & LEAVERS
Throughout this section there is extensive reference to National Figures
attrition rates. An attrition rate is calculated as the total
The attrition rate for the entire National Probation Service
number of leavers during the period referred to (e.g. a
in Quarter 3 06/07 was 2.15%, equating to 456.81 FTE
quarter or financial year), divided by the average number
leavers during the quarter. This was a 0.26% decrease
of staff in post across the same period, and shown as a
on the rate at the end of Quarter 2 (2.42%), and 0.33%
percentage figure. While the formula for calculating
on the rate 12 months ago (2.48%).
attrition remains consistent, there is some variation in the
types of leavers that are included and excluded in the There were 687.41 FTE starters during Quarter 3 who
calculation depending on the way in which the data is joined the organisation as either completely new or
grouped. The main variations are as follows: returning staff. This means the ratio of starters to leavers
for the quarter was 1.50:1 (consistent with the growth in
National Level - Calculations do not include those
staff in post this quarter). The ratio has reversed from
leavers who have transferred within the service (i.e. from
Quarter 2 when the ratio was 1:1.01.
one Area to another), as they do not represent a loss
from the NPS as a whole. (Exception - in attrition rate The year on year attrition rate stands at 8.93%. This is
calculations within a job group. Previously these down on the 9.09% recorded for the 12 months to the
transfers had not been regarded as constituting a leaver, end of Quarter 3 05/06. It equates to 1855.26 FTE
as the individual remained employed within the leavers across the past year.
organisation but in a different capacity. However, this
type of transfer accounts for a significant amount of Starters & Leavers by Job Group
movement of staff, and is pertinent when looking at The attrition rate (including internal transfers) for the
attrition rates by job group). main Probation Officer grades (Probation Officers and
Regional Level - Includes transfers within the service Senior Practitioners combined) during Quarter 3 06/07
where staff have transferred from an Area inside a was 2.54% (2.24% in Quarter 2) and equates to 139.82
Region to an Area outside of that Region. Area to Area FTE leavers during the quarter. This figure includes
transfers within a Region are not included. 44.80 FTE internal transfers out of the grades, equating
to 31.47% of the leavers.
Area Level - Includes all leavers, irrespective of whether
or not they have transferred within the NPS, as they Compensating the leavers were 432.94 FTE starters in
represent a loss from that Area. the main Probation Officer (PO) Grades during the
quarter (including 415.70 FTE internal transfers into the

Table 6 – Starters & Leavers Summary by Job Group

Starters Leave rs Attrition Rate


Starters:Leavers

Quarter Rate
Ratio of
New Starts

Change on

Change on
Year Rate
Transfers

Transfers

Transfers

Transfers

Quarter
Leavers
Internal

Internal
Service

Service

National Probation Se rv ice


Total

Total

Year

Deputy Chief Officer 2.00 - 0.00 2.00 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 - 0.00% j 1.35% 9.52% j 2.26%
Assistant Chief Officer 0.00 - 2.00 2.00 5.00 - 0.00 5.00 1 : 2.50 1.63% j 0.70% 12.13% i 0.04%
Area/District Manager 1.00 - 4.00 5.00 1.40 - 0.00 1.40 3.57 : 1 0.80% j 0.39% 7.82% j 0.02%
Middle Manager 6.80 - 27.10 33.90 25.30 - 7.00 32.30 1.05 : 1 1.98% j 0.23% 9.31% i 0.26%
Senior Practitioner 0.00 - 22.10 22.10 1.00 - 3.60 4.60 4.80 : 1 1.70% j 2.33% 10.81% j 1.03%
Probation Officer 17.64 - 393.20 410.84 94.02 - 41.20 135.22 3.04 : 1 2.59% i 0.44% 9.85% j 0.77%
Professional Developm ent Advisor 1.00 - 1.00 2.00 2.00 - 8.80 10.80 1 : 5.40 5.42% i 1.39% 19.37% i 0.98%
Trainee Probation Officer 336.00 - 81.14 417.14 22.00 - 389.10 411.10 1.01 : 1 35.43% i 30.23% 49.22% j 4.08%
Treatm ent Manager 0.00 - 6.30 6.30 1.40 - 1.00 2.40 2.63 : 1 1.36% j 2.25% 8.09% j 0.96%
Probation Services Officer 92.69 - 36.90 129.59 116.47 - 73.33 189.80 1 : 1.46 2.99% i 0.39% 10.38% j 1.11%
Psychologist 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 - 0.00% j 4.35% 4.32% j 0.44%
Other Operational Staff 19.30 - 5.25 24.55 24.47 - 7.75 32.22 1 : 1.31 5.23% i 2.05% 20.60% j 3.26%
Support Staff - Adm inistration 195.40 - 0.67 196.07 151.05 - 33.41 184.46 1.06 : 1 4.04% i 0.03% 15.13% j 0.63%
Support Staff - Other 11.78 - 0.00 11.78 9.50 - 0.50 10.00 1.18 : 1 4.00% j 3.58% 26.97% j 3.14%
Other Staff 3.80 - 6.60 10.40 3.20 - 20.57 23.77 1 : 2.29 13.32% i 3.35% 47.33% i 14.56%

NPS T otal 687.41 - - 687.41 456.81 - - 456.81 1.50 : 1 2.15% j 0.26% 8.93% j 0.24%

- The starters to leavers ratios are colour coded as follows: red indicates that leavers exceed starters, and green indicates the opposite.
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase).

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Charts 5a & 5b – Rolling Annualised Attrition Rate by Job Group (Quarterly Time Series)

19.80% 10.32%
9.05% 8.09%
16.03% 6.47%
Deputy Chief Officer 14.46% Treatment Manager
11.78%
9.52% 0.00%

11.63% 12.09% 12.13% 15.44%


Assistant Chief 9.17% Probation Services 13.11%
Officer Officer 12.14%
11.49%
5.34% 10.38%

13.98%
10.19%
9.33%
Area/District Manager Psychologist 8.65%
8.07% 7.83% 7.82% 5.19% 4.76% 4.32%

9.95% 28.80%
27.19%
Other Operational
Middle Manager 24.81%
9.39% Staff 23.86%
9.30% 9.31%
9.05% 20.60%

14.95% 14.48% 17.75%


Support Staff - 17.06%
16.52%
Senior Practitioner Administration
11.84% 15.76%
10.81% 15.13%
10.13%

30.11%
11.39% 11.42%
11.04% 27.45% 26.97%
Probation Officer 10.62% Support Staff - Other 25.36%
9.85% 22.14%

26.77% 47.33%

Professional 19.55% 18.39% 19.37% 32.76%


Other Staff 26.36%
Development Advisor 22.31%
0.00% 13.36%

58.54%
9.42% 9.43%
Trainee Probation Total 9.21% 9.17%
52.57% 53.30%
Officer 8.93%
48.65% 49.22%

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07 2005/06 2006/07

grades, equating to 96.02% of the starters). The ratio of 06/07 was 9.52%, down from 11.78% at the end of
starters to leavers for the PO grades during Quarter 3 Quarter 2 and has been halved when compared to the
was therefore 3.10:1 demonstrating a net increase in 19.80% recorded for the year up to the close of Quarter 3
staff. This is also consistent with the growing staff in 05/06.
numbers for the relevant job groups during this quarter.
Psychologists have seen their attrition rate coming down
The attrition rate for the main Probation Officer grades dramatically from 13.98% for the year up to the
for the 12 month period to the end of Quarter 3 06/07 is conclusion of Quarter 3 in 05/06 to only 4.32% for the
9.90%, equating to 530.15 FTE leavers across the same period this year.
period. This is down 0.79% on the rate for the 12 month
You will note in chart 5a above that the attrition rates for
period to the end of the last quarter (10.69%).
TPOs are very high. The reason for this is the inclusion
The annual attrition rates for the Probation Services of internal transfers in the attrition rate calculation for this
Officer (PSO) and ‘Other Operational Staff’ job groups job group. This is designed to capture the flow through of
have shown significant improvement over the last few TPOs to PO posts, and a result it gives the impression
quarters, and this has contributed to the large increases that TPOs have been leaving in their masses. In reality
in staff in post seen in these groups. this simply reflects the large number of TPOs graduating
and taking up PO posts over recent quarters. Although
The attrition rate for PSOs across the past year was
these staff are being lost to the TPO group, they are not
10.38%. This is down from the 11.49% recorded for the
leaving the organisation and therefore do not represent a
year to the end of Quarter 2 06/07 and drastically down
loss nationally.
from the 15.44% rate recorded for the same period to the
close of Quarter 3 in 05/06. You will also note that the annual rates for the ‘other
staff’ job group have increased sharply over last few
The annual rate for ‘Other Operational Staff’ has also
quarters. This is again mainly due to transfers into other
reduced from 27.19% at Quarter 3 05/06 to 20.60% at
job groups as a result of the re-alignment of job groups.
the end of Quarter 3 06/07.
Starters & Leavers by Probation Area and Region
Deputy Chief Officers (DCO) and Psychologists have
also seen a big improvement in their annual attrition Starter to leaver ratios are consistent with net gains in
rates although, due to the numbers within these groups staff in 28 of the 42 Probation Areas this quarter. This is
this does not constitute large increases in ‘staff in post’. a 67% increase on the 17 that reported a net gain ratio in
Quarter 2 06/07. This has ensured that the national staff
The annual DCO attrition rate to the end of Quarter 3
in post figure has also continued to grow.

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Table 7 – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Region

Starters Leavers Attrition Rate

Starters:Leavers

Quarter Rate
Ratio of
New Starts

Change on

Change on
Year Rate
Transfers

Transfers

Quarter
Leavers
Service

Service
Total

Total

Year
Cum bria 7.00 1.00 8.00 4.00 0.00 4.00 2.00 : 1 2.05% i 0.45% 9.48% j 1.92%
Cheshire 11.32 0.00 11.32 5.90 0.00 5.90 1.92 : 1 1.58% j 0.59% 8.40% j 1.90%
Greater Manchester 77.00 0.00 77.00 35.00 1.00 36.00 2.14 : 1 2.59% j 0.88% 12.60% j 0.69%
Lancashire 9.50 2.00 11.50 16.80 1.80 18.60 1 : 1.62 3.28% i 1.02% 8.96% j 0.17%
Merseyside 12.00 0.00 12.00 8.49 3.80 12.29 1 : 1.02 1.63% j 0.93% 9.58% i 0.41%
North West 116.82 3.00 119.82 70.19 5.60 75.79 1.58 : 1 2.31% j 0.47% 10.14% j 0.45%
Durham 13.14 2.00 15.14 2.28 1.00 3.28 4.62 : 1 1.12% j 0.27% 4.71% j 0.25%
Northum bria 10.41 1.00 11.41 13.00 3.00 16.00 1 : 1.40 2.41% i 0.57% 8.70% i 0.37%
Teesside 13.30 1.00 14.30 6.40 0.00 6.40 2.23 : 1 1.95% j 1.93% 10.07% j 1.35%
North East 36.85 4.00 40.85 21.68 0.00 21.68 1.88 : 1 1.69% j 0.50% 7.68% j 0.45%
Hum berside 16.00 0.00 16.00 9.23 1.00 10.23 1.56 : 1 2.20% j 0.00% 7.07% i 0.57%
North Yorkshire 9.50 0.00 9.50 2.50 1.00 3.50 2.71 : 1 1.54% j 0.89% 9.48% j 2.17%
South Yorkshire 17.00 0.00 17.00 16.60 1.00 17.60 1 : 1.04 2.72% j 1.05% 9.71% i 0.62%
W est Yorkshire 44.00 0.00 44.00 24.00 1.00 25.00 1.76 : 1 2.38% j 0.12% 9.10% j 0.15%
Yorkshire & Humberside 86.50 0.00 86.50 52.33 2.00 54.33 1.59 : 1 2.27% j 0.51% 8.82% j 0.02%
Derbyshire 3.30 0.00 3.30 3.50 3.70 7.20 1 : 2.18 2.06% i 0.17% 7.52% j 0.70%
Leicestershire 8.90 2.00 10.90 7.30 1.00 8.30 1.31 : 1 1.74% j 0.13% 8.09% j 1.27%
Lincolnshire 13.00 3.00 16.00 2.65 0.00 2.65 6.04 : 1 1.08% j 3.08% 7.67% j 1.38%
Northam ptonshire 13.32 0.00 13.32 6.00 2.00 8.00 1.67 : 1 3.07% i 3.07% 14.05% j 0.46%
Nottingham shire 32.70 1.00 33.70 32.50 1.00 33.50 1.01 : 1 5.91% i 4.15% 13.10% i 1.67%
East M idlands 71.22 6.00 77.22 51.95 4.00 55.95 1.38 : 1 2.95% i 1.06% 9.81% j 0.42%
Dyfed Powys 1.40 0.30 1.70 2.36 0.00 2.36 1 : 1.39 1.22% j 0.03% 4.83% j 0.55%
Gwent 2.50 0.00 2.50 3.50 1.00 4.50 1 : 1.80 1.60% i 0.07% 5.67% j 1.44%
North W ales 2.50 0.00 2.50 2.50 0.00 2.50 1:1 0.97% j 1.16% 6.21% j 1.39%
South W ales 1.00 0.00 1.00 10.50 0.00 10.50 1 : 10.50 1.68% j 0.17% 7.96% i 0.23%
Wales 7.40 0.30 7.70 18.86 1.00 19.86 1 : 2.58 1.46% j 0.14% 6.42% j 0.38%

Staffordshire 2.00 7.00 9.00 5.00 14.00 19.00 1 : 2.11 4.50% i 3.32% 11.24% i 1.92%
W arwickshire 5.00 2.00 7.00 7.00 3.00 10.00 1 : 1.43 5.77% i 0.68% 17.00% i 4.50%
W est Mercia 10.41 4.00 14.41 7.44 5.00 12.44 1.16 : 1 3.15% j 0.52% 10.15% i 0.77%
W est Midlands 11.82 0.00 11.82 33.61 3.00 36.61 1 : 3.10 2.57% i 0.48% 8.87% i 0.41%
We st M idlands 29.23 13.00 42.23 53.05 7.00 60.05 1 : 1.42 2.49% i 2.49% 2.50% i 2.50%
Bedfordshire 0.70 0.00 0.70 5.30 0.70 6.00 1 : 8.57 2.90% i 0.86% 12.23% i 1.79%
Cam bridgeshire 4.50 0.00 4.50 3.00 0.00 3.00 1.50 : 1 1.20% j 0.42% 8.49% j 3.78%
Essex 17.50 1.00 18.50 11.10 2.50 13.60 1.36 : 1 2.89% i 0.69% 10.23% i 1.34%
Hertfordshire 17.60 1.00 18.60 6.10 0.00 6.10 3.05 : 1 2.50% j 2.93% 15.93% j 2.29%
Norfolk 15.00 0.00 15.00 4.00 1.00 5.00 3.00 : 1 1.67% j 2.99% 11.73% j 0.20%
Suffolk 3.22 1.00 4.22 1.86 1.00 2.86 1.48 : 1 1.22% j 0.82% 5.98% j 0.63%
East of England 58.52 3.00 61.52 31.36 2.50 33.86 1.82 : 1 1.99% i 1.99% 2.00% i 2.00%
Avon & Som erset 13.80 2.00 15.80 13.50 4.00 17.50 1 : 1.11 3.30% j 0.82% 12.96% i 1.09%
Devon & Cornwall 8.60 4.40 13.00 10.61 0.00 10.61 1.23 : 1 2.09% i 0.79% 6.94% i 0.46%
Dorset 3.00 0.00 3.00 2.00 3.00 5.00 1 : 1.67 2.23% j 0.84% 9.85% j 0.85%
Gloucestershire 14.68 3.00 17.68 6.00 1.00 7.00 2.53 : 1 3.69% i 0.61% 16.31% i 0.62%
W iltshire 17.60 14.00 31.60 10.30 12.00 22.30 1.42 : 1 12.23% i 7.38% 23.62% i 8.36%
South West 57.68 23.40 81.08 42.41 7.00 49.41 1.64 : 1 3.02% i 3.02% 3.03% i 3.03%
Ham pshire 23.86 0.00 23.86 12.10 0.00 12.10 1.97 : 1 2.03% j 1.03% 11.26% j 1.38%
Kent 29.60 1.00 30.60 13.71 0.88 14.59 2.10 : 1 2.94% j 0.12% 10.86% i 0.94%
Surrey 11.53 5.70 17.23 8.90 3.43 12.33 1.40 : 1 4.72% j 1.57% 21.32% j 0.17%
Sussex 28.00 3.00 31.00 5.00 1.00 6.00 5.17 : 1 1.45% j 1.55% 12.89% j 1.70%
Tham es Valley 33.20 2.00 35.20 30.70 2.20 32.90 1.07 : 1 5.07% i 1.29% 15.19% i 0.43%
South East 126.19 11.70 137.89 70.41 6.20 76.61 1.80 : 1 3.17% i 3.17% 3.18% i 3.18%
London 97.00 0.00 97.00 44.57 0.00 44.57 2.18 : 1 1.57% j 0.67% 7.79% j 1.14%
NPS 687.41 - 687.41 456.81 - 456.81 1.50 : 1 2.15% j 0.26% 8.93% j 0.24%

- The starters to leavers ratios are colour coded as follows: red indicates that leavers exceed starters, and
green indicates the opposite.
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase).

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Chart 6 – Rolling Annualised Attrition Rate by Region (Quarterly Time
Series)

10.56% 10.55% 10.59%


North West 10.14%
9.43%

8.33%
8.13%
North East 7.91% 7.96%
7.68%

8.76% 8.84% 8.82%


Yorkshire &
Humberside 8.39%
8.27%

11.81% 11.81%
11.43%
East Midlands
10.24%
9.81%

9.49%
8.41%
Wales 7.57%
6.80%
6.42%

7.91% 8.16%
7.14%
West Midlands

2.39% 2.50%

11.60% 11.37% 11.10%

East of England
2.87% 2.00%

9.94% 9.99% 10.45%

South West

3.02% 3.03%

13.64% 14.08% 13.82%

South East
3.57% 3.18%

10.48%
9.79% 9.79%
London 8.93%
7.79%

9.42% 9.43%
NPS 9.21% 9.17%
8.93%

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07

With regard to attrition rates, 26 Areas have shown a The North West has the highest regional annualised
decrease since Quarter 2, with Lincolnshire achieving the attrition rate at 10.14%, closely followed by the East
greatest decline in percentage terms (3.08%) followed by Midlands at 9.81%. Both have however shown a small
Norfolk (2.99%). Of the 16 Areas showing an increase decrease on this figure compared with the annualised
since Quarter 2, Wiltshire reported the largest increase in figure at the end of Quarter 2.
percentage terms of 7.38%, followed by Nottingham
Destination of Leavers
(4.15%).
Charts 7 through 11 on the next page show the
These two Areas were also the Areas with the highest
proportion of leavers to each destination category across
attrition rates in Quarter 3 with 12.23% and 5.91%
the last 12 months. The 12 month summary averages out
respectively. This compares to the lowest rate seen in
fluctuations from quarter to quarter, and better
North Wales at just 0.97% and Lincolnshire just behind
represents longer term patterns in the data.
on 1.08%.
The largest proportion of the total number of leavers
Wiltshire also has the largest attrition rate for the year up
across the NPS over the last 12 months was in the
to the end of Quarter 3 06/07 at 23.62%, which also
‘Other – Not Known’ and ‘Other Employment (Not
represents the greatest increase compared to the year
Specified)’ categories (29.14% and 15.01% of total
up to the end of Quarter 2 06/07 (8.36%). Surrey also
leavers). These figures are down 1.66% and up 3.23%
report a high yearly rate of 21.32% for the year up to the
respectively on the 12 month period to the end of Quarter
end of Quarter 3 06/07 although this is down 0.17% on
2 06/07. The largest specified destination is ‘Other NPS
the year up to the conclusion of Quarter 2.
Employment’ at 10.51% which is up 1.13%.

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Chart 7 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination (NPS)
10.51% ( +1.13%)

2.11% ( -0.93%)
Other NPS Employment
29.14% ( -1.66%)
7.80% ( -0.27%) Other Correctional Services
Other Public Services
Other Employment (Not Specified)
No Other Employment
Retirement
Ill-Health Retirement
15.01% ( +3.23%) Education/Training
4.66% ( +1.13%) Death
Dismissal
1.02% ( -0.03%) Other - Not Know n

1.85% ( -0.23%)
2.61% ( -0.15%)
13.79% ( -2.19%)
11.50% ( -0.04%)

Chart 8 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination Chart 9 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination


(Offender Management) (Interventions)
10.82% ( +0.95%) 10.86% ( +1.14%)

1.84% ( +0.02%)
2.70% ( +0.26%)
29.87% ( +1.15%)
30.09% ( +1.53%)
8.63% ( +0.71%)
9.41% ( +0.18%)

13.13% ( +2.18%)
14.07% ( +1.89%)

4.34% ( +0.18%) 5.44% ( +0.16%)


1.20% ( +0.07%)
1.88% ( +0.03%)
1.51% ( +0.17%)

12.38% ( +0.10%) 2.49% ( +0.02%)


3.26% ( +0.31%) 11.73% ( +0.88%)
10.56% ( +0.64%)
13.03% ( +1.07%)

Chart 10 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination Chart 11 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination


(Other Agency/Services) (Corporate Services)

5.15% ( +1.19%)
19.11% ( +2.36%) 16.18% ( +4.93%)
7.02% ( +1.13%)

35.95% ( +2.10%)
3.34% ( 0.92%)

4.33% ( +0.01%) 15.18% ( +0.61%)


5.67% ( +0.14%)

1.67% ( 0.46%)

9.71% ( +0.16%)
19.58% ( +1.39%)
16.18% ( +1.33%)
4.51% ( +0.11%)

16.51% ( +0.10%) 1.74% ( 0.46%)


10.45% ( +0.98%)
1.39% ( +0.07%)

The figures for those who have left with ‘no other Management function, rising from up 0.31% to 3.26%
employment’ are down 2.19% (to 13.79%) but the and those leaving for other ‘unspecified’ employment,
number of dismissals have risen 1.13% (to 4.66%) over rising 2.18% to 13.13%.
the past year compared with the 12 month average
The picture is the same for those staff leaving from an
reported in Quarter 2.
Interventions function to unspecified employment, up by
‘Retirement’ and ‘Ill Health Retirement’ account for 1.89% to 14.07%. Movements to other NPS employment
14.11% of total leavers from the NPS during the year, a was also up by 1.14% to 10.86%. This trend was also
slight increase on Quarter 2 (14.29) but still shown for those leaving an ‘Other Agency/Services’
demonstrates that retirement is a major drain on the NPS function to ‘other NPS employment’, up 4.93% to 16.18%
workforce. on the year up to Quarter 2 06/07.
The number of retirements from those in an Offender Amongst Corporate Services staff, it is again those who
Management function is up 1.07% to 13.03%. Also up is left with ‘no other employment’ that has the greatest
the number retiring from ill health from an Offender proportion of leavers with 16.18% (up 1.33%).

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3 ACTIVE VACANCIES
Nationally, there were 389.74 FTE vacancies which were the TPO job group with 60.98% lower vacancies than at
actively being recruited to in the NPS at the close of the end of Quarter 2. This represented, in terms of
Quarter 3 06/07. They now account for 2.13% of the total numbers, a drop in active vacancies from 205.00 FTE to
available posts and represents a substantial decrease in 80.00 FTE. This is consistent with the TPO recruitment
vacancies in comparison with Quarter 2 06/07 of 510.01 cycle, as the majority of Areas recruit TPO's en masse in
FTE vacancies. Quarters 2 and 3 of the financial year. Active vacancies
now account for 7.53% of the available TPO posts in the
The majority of this reduction came from London where
NPS, which is substantially down on the 16.35% at the
they are now reporting only 104.00 FTE active vacancies
close of Quarter 2. A more accurate picture is shown in
compared to 437.30 FTE during Quarter 2. This is due to
the 12 month average for active vacancies in the group
a combination of posts being filled, which correlates with
as it shows a slight increase of 0.03% compared to the
the large increase of staff in post figures in London this
12 month average at the end of Quarter 2.
quarter and also a subsequent recruitment freeze due to
budgetary constraints. The ‘Support Staff – Administration’ and PSO job groups
also saw substantial decreases in active vacancies
Active Vacancies by Job Group
between quarters 2 and 3, from 265.22 FTE to 73.51
Due to the large decrease in active vacancies this FTE (72.28%) and 203.15 FTE to 121.00 FTE (40.44%)
quarter there has naturally been decreases in all but two respectively. They now only account for 1.88% and
of the job groups. 2.16% of the available posts in their respective job
groups.
The most significant fall in terms of percentage involved

Table 8 – Active Vacancies Summary by Job Group

12 Month Average
Quarter 3 Vacancy Percentage

Quarter Total
Interventions
Management

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services

Change to
Other

National Probation Service Change on


12 M onth
Quarter
Average

1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.60


Deputy Chief Officer
100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.52% 4.05%
j 0.07% j 0.28%

1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.98


Assistant Chief Officer
50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.72% 1.43%
i 0.72% j 0.58%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.60


Area/District Manager
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.57%
j 1.96% j 0.75%

13.90 6.60 2.90 5.40 28.80 51.62


Middle Manager
48.26% 22.92% 10.07% 18.75% 2.10% 3.69%
j 0.23% j 0.71%

1.40 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.40 29.17


Senior Practitioner
58.33% 0.00% 0.00% 41.67% 0.85% 9.83%
j 7.72% j 0.67%

24.37 6.60 13.00 0.00 43.97 120.98


Probation Officer
55.42% 15.01% 29.57% 0.00% 0.97% 2.76%
j 1.20% j 0.70%

0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.50 1.00


Professional Developm ent Advisor
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.33% 0.60%
j 1.75% j 0.08%

80.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80.00 134.63


Trainee Probation Officer
100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.53% 11.50%
j 8.82% i 0.03%

0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.75


Treatm ent Manager
0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.41% 0.53%
i 0.70% i 0.29%

33.31 54.99 31.70 1.00 121.00 358.58


Probation Services Officer
27.53% 45.45% 26.20% 0.83% 2.16% 6.13%
j 1.37% j 1.39%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50


Psychologist
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.88%
j 5.88% j 2.54%

0.00 15.22 0.00 0.00 15.22 36.17


Other Operational Staff
0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.70% 8.32%
j 5.57% j 0.26%

34.53 8.00 6.81 24.17 73.51 214.38


Support Staff - Adm inistration
46.97% 10.88% 9.26% 32.88% 1.88% 5.38%
j 4.62% j 1.52%

0.00 6.80 1.00 8.54 16.34 19.46


Support Staff - Other
0.00% 41.62% 6.12% 52.26% 6.66% 8.08%
j 0.81% j 1.06%

0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 3.00 12.84


Other Staff
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 3.26% 10.26%
j 4.70% i 1.37%

189.51 101.21 55.91 43.11 389.74 995.23


T otal
48.62% 25.97% 14.35% 11.06% 2.13% 5.32%
j 2.70% j 1.06%

- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase).

* Please note that Greater Manchester, Hampshire and West Midlands Probation Areas are unable to provide data on
active vacancies.

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Charts 12a & 12b – Active Vacancies Percentage by Job Group (Quarterly Time Series)

7.04%
6.07% 1.41%

Deputy Chief Officer Treatment Manager 0.71%

2.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%


1.59% 1.52%

9.78%
3.11% 8.61%
2.70% 7.95%
Assistant Chief 2.29% Probation Services
Officer 0.72% Officer
3.54%
0.00% 2.16%

16.68% 10.01%

5.56% 5.88%
Area/District Manager Psychologist
6.52%
3.17% 1.96%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

5.76% 15.45%
4.93% Other Operational
4.50%
Middle Manager 9.27%
Staff
2.33% 2.10% 4.61% 4.18% 3.70%

15.84% 8.23%
13.00% 6.38% 6.64% 6.50%
Support Staff -
Senior Practitioner 8.56%
5.58% Administration
1.88%
0.85%

4.64% 12.94%
3.68% 10.75%
3.29% Support Staff - Other
Probation Officer 7.47%
2.17% 6.66%
0.97% 4.91%

14.26%
2.08% 11.85%
Professional Other Staff 7.97%
Development Advisor 0.33%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 3.26%

16.35% 7.32% 6.89%


6.46%
Trainee Probation Total 4.83%
Officer 10.37% 11.05%
8.04% 2.13%
7.53%

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07 2005/06 2006/07

Active vacancies in the Deputy Chief Officer, vacancies. North Yorkshire and Warwickshire were next
Area/District Manager, Middle Manager, Senior with gains of 2.40 and 2.33 FTE respectively and their
Practitioner, Probation Officer and ‘Other Staff’ job active vacancies now stand at 4.10 and 11.16 FTE.
groups have now reduced in each of the last three
Even after the substantial reduction in London they still
quarters.
hold the majority of the remaining active vacancies with
The job groups with the greatest number of active 26.68% (104.00 FTE). Humberside have the next largest
vacancies at the end of Quarter 3 are the PSO and TPO with 7.21% (28.10 FTE), closely followed by Thames
groups with 121.00 FTE (31.05% of the total) and 80.00 Valley with 6.03% (23.50 FTE).
FTE (20.53%). This was despite a reduction in the
The story is the same at Regional level with London
number of active vacancies in the two groups of 82.15
again having the majority of active vacancies with 104.00
FTE and 125.00 FTE respectively between Quarter 2
FTE (down from 437.30 FTE in Quarter 2). South East
and Quarter 3.
Region have the next largest amount with 59.09 FTE
Active Vacancies by Areas and Region (down from 95.40 FTE active vacancies reported in Q2).
Not far behind are the South West with 48.68 FTE active
There were twenty six Areas reporting a decrease in the
vacancies (down from 71.04 FTE in Q2) and the East
number of active vacancies this quarter, ten Areas
Midlands with 47.45 FTE vacancies (again down from
reported an increase and there was no change in the
73.06 FTE in Q2).
remaining six.
All 10 Regions reported a decrease in Active vacancies
The largest decrease was in London (as explained
this quarter and four have now reported a drop in each of
earlier) with 333.30 FTE less at 104.00 FTE.
the last three quarters (North West, Yorkshire &
Significant decreases in active vacancies were also Humberside, East of England and South West). This
reported in; Staffordshire, 2.5 FTE active vacancies, trend was also shown in the NPS as a whole.
18.50 FTE fewer compared to Quarter 2. This was
London now has an active vacancy percentage of 3.51%
followed by; Wiltshire, 10.70 FTE active vacancies, 18.40
of all posts in London compared to 13.45% in the last
FTE fewer and Durham, 1.00 active vacancy, 18.00 FTE
quarter (a drop of 73.90%). The North East have also
fewer.
reduced their vacancy percentage by over half from
Of the Areas reporting an increase in active vacancies 4.67% to 1.77% (a fall of 62.10%).
compared to Quarter 2, Humberside reported the largest
gain of 4.10 FTE, meaning they now have 28.10 FTE

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Table 9a – Active Vacancies Summary by Area & Region

12 Month Average
Quarte r 3 Vacancy Perce ntage

Quarter Total
Interventions
Management

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Change to

Other
Change on
12 M onth
Quarter
Ave rage

1.00 4.96 0.00 0.00 5.96 6.76


Cum bria
16.78% 83.22% 0.00% 0.00% 2.93% 3.40%
j 0.08% i 0.02%

3.30 10.44 2.00 0.00 15.74 25.73


Cheshire
20.97% 66.33% 12.71% 0.00% 4.00% 6.38%
j 0.13% j 0.31%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


Greater Manchester 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 1.50 7.38
Lancashire
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.27% 1.27%
j 0.17% j 1.12%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


Merseyside 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

4.30 15.40 2.00 1.50 23.20 39.87


North West
18.53% 66.38% 8.62% 6.47% 1.21% 2.28%
j 0.07% j 0.77%

0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 19.28


Durham
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.33% 6.23%
j 5.88% j 1.41%

3.90 6.31 0.00 1.00 11.21 7.21


Northum bria
34.79% 56.29% 0.00% 8.92% 1.67% 1.07%
j 0.90% i 0.42%

4.00 6.00 0.00 1.00 11.00 30.80


Teesside j 4.21% j 1.25%
36.36% 54.55% 0.00% 9.09% 3.20% 8.54%

7.90 12.31 0.00 3.00 23.21 57.28


North East
34.04% 53.04% 0.00% 12.93% 1.77% 4.27%
j 2.90% j 0.48%

11.00 7.10 4.60 5.40 28.10 13.03


Hum berside
39.15% 25.27% 16.37% 19.22% 5.67% 2.70%
i 0.74% i 1.45%

1.00 3.10 0.00 0.00 4.10 4.48


North Yorkshire
24.39% 75.61% 0.00% 0.00% 1.75% 1.94%
i 1.00% i 0.42%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


South Yorkshire 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 48.21
W est Yorkshire j 1.24% j 1.12%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.41%

12.00 10.20 4.60 5.40 32.20 65.71


Yorkshire & Humberside
37.27% 31.68% 14.29% 16.77% 1.32% 2.67%
j 0.28% j 0.18%

1.00 1.60 2.00 0.00 4.60 3.65


Derbyshire
21.74% 34.78% 43.48% 0.00% 1.30% 1.02%
j 0.30% j 0.28%

4.60 2.30 5.60 0.50 13.00 21.68


Leicestershire
35.38% 17.69% 43.08% 3.85% 2.65% 4.34%
j 3.46% j 0.86%

2.50 2.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 5.50


Lincolnshire
55.56% 44.44% 0.00% 0.00% 1.75% 2.21%
j 0.93% j 0.41%

7.50 1.00 5.81 2.54 16.85 22.22


Northam ptonshire
44.51% 5.93% 34.48% 15.07% 6.02% 7.98%
j 2.06% j 0.47%

0.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 8.50 10.35


Nottingham shire i 0.19% j 0.21%
0.00% 52.94% 47.06% 0.00% 1.47% 1.81%

15.60 11.40 17.41 3.04 47.45 63.40


East M idlands
32.88% 24.03% 36.69% 6.41% 2.42% 3.24%
j 1.32% j 0.43%

1.00 0.19 1.20 2.00 4.39 3.85


Dyfed Powys
22.78% 4.33% 27.33% 45.56% 2.22% 2.04%
i 0.01% j 0.11%

1.10 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.10 3.68


Gwent
52.38% 47.62% 0.00% 0.00% 0.74% 1.33%
j 0.83% j 0.57%

3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 8.65


North W ales
100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.15% 3.27%
j 0.94% j 0.46%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.88


South W ales 0.00% j 1.55%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.88%

5.10 1.19 1.20 2.00 9.49 28.05


Wales
53.74% 12.54% 12.64% 21.07% 0.70% 2.06%
j 0.35% j 0.95%

- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase).

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Table 9b – Active Vacancies Summary by Area & Region

12 Month Average
Quarter 3 Vacancy Pe rce ntage

Quarter Total
Interventions
Management

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Change to

Other
Change on
12 M onth
Quarter
Average

2.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.50 10.55


Staffordshire
100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.59% 2.45%
j 4.10% j 0.56%

4.00 3.66 1.00 2.50 11.16 7.02


W arwickshire
35.84% 32.80% 8.96% 22.40% 6.08% 3.87%
i 1.26% i 0.72%

0.76 4.00 2.00 2.00 8.76 19.61


W est Mercia
8.68% 45.66% 22.83% 22.83% 2.16% 4.70%
j 1.74% j 0.34%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


W est Midlands 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
7.26 7.66 3.00 4.50 22.42 37.19
West M idlands
32.38% 34.17% 13.38% 20.07% 2.22% 3.61%
j 2.19% j 0.24%

0.00 1.40 0.00 0.00 1.40 4.58


Bedfordshire
0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.68% 2.16%
j 0.12% j 1.85%

0.00 1.00 0.00 3.00 4.00 7.23


Cam bridgeshire
0.00% 25.00% 0.00% 75.00% 1.57% 2.84%
i 0.38% j 1.80%

0.60 0.00 1.50 3.00 5.10 5.80


Essex
11.76% 0.00% 29.41% 58.82% 1.06% 1.23%
j 0.12% j 0.10%

2.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 3.50 9.85


Hertfordshire
57.14% 42.86% 0.00% 0.00% 1.40% 3.91%
j 2.23% j 1.71%

3.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 6.00 7.03


Norfolk
50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.94% 2.30%
i 0.10% i 0.04%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.32


Suffolk j 4.96% j 1.25%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.05%
5.60 6.90 1.50 6.00 20.00 46.80
East of England
28.00% 34.50% 7.50% 30.00% 1.15% 2.69%
j 0.99% j 0.93%

0.00 0.00 3.00 4.90 7.90 40.70


Avon & Som erset
0.00% 0.00% 37.97% 62.03% 1.48% 7.09%
i 0.38% j 2.38%

4.91 1.60 3.00 6.17 15.68 18.53


Devon & Cornwall
31.31% 10.20% 19.13% 39.35% 2.98% 3.57%
i 0.33% i 0.17%

0.70 5.00 1.70 1.00 8.40 10.98


Dorset
8.33% 59.52% 20.24% 11.90% 3.63% 4.62%
j 0.32% j 1.19%

3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 6.00 9.55


Gloucestershire
50.00% 33.33% 16.67% 0.00% 3.03% 4.81%
j 3.48% j 0.54%

6.50 3.20 1.00 0.00 10.70 19.05


W iltshire j 8.78% j 0.07%
60.75% 29.91% 9.35% 0.00% 5.38% 9.55%
15.11 11.80 9.70 12.07 48.68 98.81
South West
31.04% 24.24% 19.93% 24.79% 2.88% 5.72%
j 1.30% j 1.00%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.38


Ham pshire
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.46%
0.00% j 0.40%

2.87 6.85 2.00 1.00 12.72 21.34


Kent
22.56% 53.85% 15.72% 7.86% 2.46% 4.12%
j 1.17% j 0.72%

7.27 5.00 4.00 2.60 18.87 26.09


Surrey
38.53% 26.50% 21.20% 13.78% 6.67% 9.10%
j 5.55% j 0.67%

3.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 6.25


Sussex
75.00% 25.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.93% 1.51%
j 3.35% j 0.80%

9.50 7.50 4.50 2.00 23.50 31.13


Tham es Valley i 0.07% j 1.29%
40.43% 31.91% 19.15% 8.51% 3.49% 4.57%

22.64 20.35 10.50 5.60 59.09 90.18


South East
38.31% 34.44% 17.77% 9.48% 3.10% 4.39%
j 1.94% j 0.81%

94.00 4.00 6.00 0.00 104.00 467.95


London
90.38% 3.85% 5.77% 0.00% 3.51% 14.30%
j 9.94% j 2.84%

189.51 101.21 55.91 43.11 389.74 995.23


NPS
48.62% 25.97% 14.35% 11.06% 2.13% 5.32%
j 2.70% j 1.06%

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Chart 13 – Active Vacancies Percentage by Region (Quarterly Time
Series)

6.26%
4.60%
North West
1.80% 1.28% 1.21%

5.93%
4.66% 4.67%
North East 3.75%

1.77%

3.94% 3.76%
Yorkshire &
Humberside 2.06%
1.60%
1.32%

4.17%
3.74%
East Midlands 3.39% 3.41%

2.42%

4.51%
3.58%
2.94%
Wales
1.04%
0.70%

4.41%
4.12%
3.66%
West Midlands 3.18%
2.22%

4.90% 5.05%

East of England
2.37% 2.14%
1.15%

9.11%
6.95% 6.49%
South West
4.19%
2.88%

6.25%
4.99% 5.04%
South East 4.42%
3.10%

20.35%
18.30%
16.10%
13.45%
London

3.51%

7.32% 6.89%
6.46%
NPS 4.83%

2.13%

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07

Active Vacancies by Job Group and Function in an ‘Offender Management’ role (33.31 FTE).
The majority of the active vacancies come under There are no active vacancies in the NPS in the
‘Offender Management’ roles, accounting for 189.51 FTE Area/District Manager and Psychologist job groups.
(48.63% of the total). Intervention roles also account for
Active Vacancies by Region and Function
a significant proportion, with 101.21 FTE (25.97%) and
the remainder are within ‘Other Agency Services’ roles When the data is broken down into function in each
(55.91 FTE, 14.35%) and ‘Corporate Services’ roles Region, it shows that 90.38% of London’s active
(43.11 FTE, 11.07%). vacancies are in an ‘Offender Management’ role (94.00
FTE out of 104.00 FTE), whereas 66.38% of North
Of the 43.97 FTE active vacancies in PO job group
West’s active vacancies fall under ‘Interventions’ roles
55.42% are in an ‘offender management’ role (24.37
(15.40 FTE out of 23.20 FTE).
FTE).
The PSO active vacancies are more frequent in
‘Interventions’ roles with 45.44% (54.99 FTE out of
121.00 FTE). 27.54% of the remainder in the group are

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Table 10a – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Function
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Offender Management Interventions Other Agency/Services

Victim Liaison
Resettlement

Interventions
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Community

Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

Prisons
MAPPA

Courts
Other

Other
Team
Deputy Chief Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Assistant Chief Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Area/District Manager FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Middle Manager FTE 3.20 0.20 10.50 2.00 0.60 1.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50
% 11.11% 0.69% 36.46% 6.94% 2.08% 3.47% 6.94% 3.47% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.21%
Senior Practitioner FTE 0.00 0.00 1.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 58.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Probation Officer FTE 4.50 1.40 18.47 4.00 0.00 2.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.10 7.20
% 10.23% 3.18% 42.01% 9.10% 0.00% 5.91% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.27% 2.50% 16.37%
Professional Development Advisor FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 80.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Treatment Manager FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Probation Services Officer FTE 15.81 2.50 15.00 11.50 3.20 13.80 20.99 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.10 22.00
% 13.07% 2.07% 12.40% 9.50% 2.64% 11.40% 17.35% 4.55% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.04% 18.18%
Psychologist FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Other Operational Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.02 3.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 78.98% 21.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Support Staff - Administration FTE 16.27 0.00 18.26 3.50 2.00 0.00 1.00 1.50 0.00 0.50 0.00 3.81 0.00
% 22.13% 0.00% 24.84% 4.76% 2.72% 0.00% 1.36% 2.04% 0.00% 0.68% 0.00% 5.18% 0.00%
Support Staff - Other FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.00 2.50 4.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.22% 0.00% 15.30% 25.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Other Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
NPS Total FTE 39.78 4.10 145.63 23.20 5.80 31.92 31.29 9.00 0.00 0.50 1.00 11.01 30.70
% 10.21% 1.05% 37.37% 5.95% 1.49% 8.19% 8.03% 2.31% 0.00% 0.13% 0.26% 2.82% 7.88%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each job group occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function.
Table 10b – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Function

Other Agency Services Corporate Services

Information &
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Comms &

Consortia
Probation
Research,
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Boards
Human

Public
YOTS
T otal

Other

Other
CJIP

IT
Deputy Chief Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Assistant Chief Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Area/District Manager FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Middle Manager FTE 0.00 1.00 0.40 0.00 2.00 0.40 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 28.80
% 0.00% 3.47% 1.39% 0.00% 6.94% 1.39% 0.00% 3.47% 3.47% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.47%

Senior Practitioner FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.40
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 41.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Probation Officer FTE 2.70 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43.97
% 6.14% 0.00% 2.27% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Professional Developm ent Advisor FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Trainee Probation Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Treatm ent Manager FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Probation Services Officer FTE 0.00 3.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 121.00
% 0.00% 2.98% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.83% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Psychologist FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Other Operational Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.22
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Support Staff - Adm inistration FTE 0.00 0.50 0.00 2.00 1.60 4.10 2.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.47 73.51
% 0.00% 0.68% 0.00% 2.72% 2.18% 5.58% 2.72% 0.00% 4.08% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 18.32%

Support Staff - Other FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.54 16.34
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.12% 6.12% 6.12% 0.00% 0.00% 24.48% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 15.54%

Other Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 66.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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NPS T otal FTE 2.70 5.10 1.40 3.50 5.60 6.50 2.00 1.00 10.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 17.01 389.74
% 0.69% 1.31% 0.36% 0.90% 1.44% 1.67% 0.51% 0.26% 2.57% 0.26% 0.00% 0.00% 4.36%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each job group occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function.
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Table 11a – Active Vacancies by Region & Function

Offender Management Interventions Other Agency/Services

Victim Liaison
Resettlement

Interventions
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Community

Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

Prisons
MAPPA

Courts
National Probation Service

Other

Other
Team
FTE 0.00 0.00 4.30 1.00 0.00 11.36 3.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.00
North West
% 0.00% 0.00% 18.53% 4.31% 0.00% 48.97% 13.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.31% 0.00% 4.31%
FTE 7.90 0.00 0.00 5.50 0.00 0.81 4.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North East
% 34.04% 0.00% 0.00% 23.70% 0.00% 3.49% 17.23% 8.62% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
FTE 1.00 0.00 11.00 3.00 0.60 1.00 3.60 2.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 2.60 0.50
Yorkshire & Humberside
% 3.11% 0.00% 34.16% 9.32% 1.86% 3.11% 11.18% 6.21% 0.00% 1.55% 0.00% 8.07% 1.55%
FTE 5.60 1.50 8.50 2.50 0.80 5.10 1.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.81 9.00
East Midlands
% 11.80% 3.16% 17.91% 5.27% 1.69% 10.75% 2.11% 4.21% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.14% 18.97%
FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 4.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wales
% 0.00% 0.00% 16.78% 0.00% 0.00% 83.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
FTE 5.00 1.00 1.26 5.00 0.00 1.00 1.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
West Midlands
% 22.30% 4.46% 5.62% 22.30% 0.00% 4.46% 7.40% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
FTE 3.00 0.00 2.60 1.00 0.00 2.40 3.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 1.00
East of England
% 15.00% 0.00% 13.00% 5.00% 0.00% 12.00% 15.00% 2.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.50% 5.00%
FTE 4.91 1.60 8.60 1.20 3.40 2.40 4.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.10 7.20
South West
% 10.09% 3.29% 17.67% 2.47% 6.98% 4.93% 9.86% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.26% 14.79%
FTE 12.37 0.00 10.27 2.00 1.00 7.85 7.00 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 6.00
South East
% 20.93% 0.00% 17.38% 3.38% 1.69% 13.28% 11.85% 4.23% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.38% 10.15%
FTE 0.00 0.00 94.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.00
London
% 0.00% 0.00% 90.38% 1.92% 0.00% 0.00% 1.92% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.77%
FTE 39.78 4.10 145.63 23.20 5.80 31.92 31.29 9.00 0.00 0.50 1.00 11.01 30.70
NPS
% 10.21% 1.05% 37.37% 5.95% 1.49% 8.19% 8.03% 2.31% 0.00% 0.13% 0.26% 2.82% 7.88%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each Region occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function.
Table 11b – Active Vacancies by Region & Function

Other Agency/Services Corporate Services

Information &
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Comms &

Consortia
Probation
Research,
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Boards
Human

Public
YOTS

Other

Other
CJIP
National Probation Service T otal

IT
FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 23.20
North W est
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.47%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.21
North East
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.31% 0.00% 0.00% 8.62% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.40 32.20
Yorkshire & Hum berside
% 3.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.11% 3.11% 0.00% 3.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.45%

FTE 0.00 3.60 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.54 47.45
East Midlands
% 0.00% 7.59% 0.00% 0.00% 1.05% 1.05% 1.05% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.25%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.96
W ales
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.00 0.00 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 22.42
W est Midlands
% 0.00% 0.00% 4.46% 8.92% 0.00% 11.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.46% 0.00% 0.00% 4.46%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 20.00
East of England
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 15.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.40 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.57 48.68
South W est
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.82% 2.05% 1.03% 1.03% 1.03% 0.00% 6.16% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 15.55%

FTE 1.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 1.60 0.00 1.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 59.09
South East
% 1.69% 2.54% 0.00% 0.00% 2.71% 0.00% 1.69% 0.00% 3.38% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.69%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 104.00
London
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 2.70 5.10 1.40 3.50 5.60 6.50 2.00 1.00 10.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 17.01 389.74
NPS
% 0.69% 1.31% 0.36% 0.90% 1.44% 1.67% 0.51% 0.26% 2.57% 0.26% 0.00% 0.00% 4.36%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each Region occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function.
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Table 12 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group

Probation Services
Senior Practitioner

Trainee Probation
Probation Officer
Middle Manager
Assistant Chief

Support Staff -
Deputy Chief

Area/District

Development
Professional

Other Staff
Treatment
Manager

Manager
Advisor
Officer

Officer

Officer

Officer

Other
N atio n a l P ro b atio n S e rvic e T otal

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.44 0.00 0.00 23.20
North W es t
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.93% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 40.69% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 12.00 1.00 0.00 23.21
North E as t
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.31% 0.00% 4.31% 0.00% 0.00% 4.31% 51.70% 4.31% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.10 3.10 0.00 32.20
Yorks hire & Hum bers ide
% 0.00% 3.11% 0.00% 12.42% 0.00% 12.42% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 37.58% 9.63% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.20 0.00 8.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 24.90 4.04 0.00 47.45
E as t Midlands
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.53% 0.00% 17.91% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.48% 8.51% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.20 0.50 0.00 0.00 4.69 2.00 0.00 9.49
W ales
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.64% 5.27% 0.00% 0.00% 49.42% 21.07% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.66 1.00 0.00 22.42
W es t Midlands
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.46% 4.46% 11.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 38.63% 4.46% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.60 1.00 3.00 20.00
E as t of E ngland
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 15.00% 0.00% 10.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 28.00% 5.00% 15.00%

FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 2.60 1.40 9.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.11 3.20 0.00 48.68
S outh W es t
% 0.00% 2.05% 0.00% 5.34% 2.88% 19.52% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 28.99% 6.57% 0.00%

FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 10.27 0.00 0.00 1.00 25.50 1.00 0.00 59.09
S outh E as t
% 1.69% 0.00% 0.00% 8.46% 0.00% 17.38% 0.00% 0.00% 1.69% 43.15% 1.69% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 80.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 104.00
London
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.58% 0.00% 1.92% 0.00% 76.92% 0.00% 3.85% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 1.00 2.00 0.00 28.80 2.40 43.97 0.50 80.00 2.00 121.00 16.34 3.00 389.74
NPS
% 0.26% 0.51% 0.00% 7.39% 0.62% 11.28% 0.13% 20.53% 0.51% 31.05% 4.19% 0.77%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each Region occurring in each job group.
Chart 14 – Distribution of Active Vacancies by Function

40% 60%

35%
50%
30%
40%
25%

20% 30%

15%
20%
10%

5% 10%

0% 0%

Management

Corporate
Interventions

Agency/Services

Services
Offender

Other
Offender M anagement Interventio ns Other A gency/Services Co rpo rate Services
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Chart 15 – Ranked Distribution of Active Vacancies by Job Group

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

4 HEALTH & SAFETY


The number of Areas reporting no accidents or incidents accidents in an organisation, which represents the
(referred to as ‘accidents’ in the rest of this section) number of accidents and employee can expect to have
during the quarter stands at 27. It continues to be unclear across their working life.
how many of these are genuine ‘nil’ returns, and how
At the close of Quarter 3 06/07 the frequency rate for 3
many represent a failure to provide the requested
day lost time accidents in the NPS stood at 0.214, which
information. PACU will continue to work with Health &
is slightly up on the 0.200 at the close of Quarter 2.
Safety representatives in the Areas to improve the quality
and accuracy of accident reporting. London again has the highest frequency rate for 3 day
lost time accidents at 0.267, although this is down from
There were a total of 57 accidents across all severity
0.285 in Quarter 2. North West also has a similarly high
levels reported in the NPS during Quarter 3 06/07. This
rate of 0.260 but their rate has increased by 0.034 from
compares with 36 reported accidents in the previous
Quarter 2.
quarter. This brings the total number of accidents for the
last 12 months to 179. Wales has recorded the highest increase in this category
up by 0.126 to 0.256 followed by the South West who
Chart 18 on page 35 breaks down the accidents over the
rose by 0.104 to 0.209.
last year by type and severity. The NPS Health and
Safety Policy Manual classifies accidents by severity The 3 day lost time accident frequency rate has now
(rated 1 – 4). Severity 1, being the highest rating, covers increased for four consecutive quarters in the South East
work-related deaths of employees or other parties. from 0.025 in Quarter 3 05/06 to 0.212 in Quarter 3
06/07. Countering that was the East Midlands where the
The number of severity 1 accidents during the past year
rate has decreased in each of the same four quarters,
remains at 1.00 as there were no such cases during
from 0.284 to 0.120.
quarter 3. This means that severity 1 accidents account
for 0.56% of the total accidents for the past year. The overall frequency rate for 1-3 day lost time accidents
in the NPS was up again during Quarter 3, and now
There were 20.00 accidents at severity level 2 and 21.00
stands at 0.087. The rate had a dip during Quarter 1 but
at severity level 3 during Quarter 3, accounting for
has since started to rise again over the last two quarters.
71.92% of total accidents (35.08% and 36.84%
respectively). 90.48% of accidents at severity level 3 The highest frequency rate for 1-3 day lost time
were generic ‘3 day lost time accidents’ and 28.07% of accidents belongs to the West Midlands at 0.236, a large
total accidents in the quarter were generic ‘1-3 day lost increase from the 0.043 reported at the end of Quarter 3
time accidents’ at severity level 4. in 05/06.
Charts 16 and 17 on page 33 plot the annualised The rates in East Midlands, East of England and Wales
frequency rate of 3 and 1-3 day lost time accidents by Regions have remained at the same level from Quarter 2
region. Frequency rate is a standardised measure of at 0.000 0.034 and 0.043 respectively.

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Chart 16 & 17 – 3 Day Lost Time (Left) & 1-3 Day Lost Time (Right) Accident Frequency Rate by Region
(Quarterly Time Series)

0.260 0.350 0.329


0.226
North West 0.156 North West
0.121
0.105
0.086 0.035 0.035

0.220 0.221 0.132


0.087
North East 0.176 North East
0.044
0.131 0.133 0.000 0.000

0.191 0.143
0.190
Yorkshire & Yorkshire & 0.096
Humberside Humberside 0.047
0.167 0.166 0.166 0.000 0.000

0.284 0.155
0.126
0.218
East Midlands 0.184 0.182
East Midlands

0.120 0.000 0.000 0.000

0.256 0.091

Wales Wales 0.043 0.043


0.136 0.133 0.129
0.093 0.000 0.000

0.249 0.245 0.236


0.216 0.211
West Midlands 0.122 West Midlands
0.085 0.083
0.024 0.043

0.203 0.201 0.072


0.172
East of England 0.143 East of England 0.034 0.034

0.070 0.000 0.000

0.209 0.185 0.182


0.185 0.182
South West South West 0.070
0.036
0.107 0.105 0.000

0.212

South East 0.096


0.119 South East
0.073
0.025 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

0.325 0.164
0.135
London 0.292 London 0.089
0.280
0.267 0.042
0.250 0.022

0.214 0.145 0.153


0.200
NPS 0.195 NPS 0.087
0.180 0.037
0.175 0.019

Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3

2005/06 2006/07 2005/06 2006/07

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Table 13 – Accident & Incident Summary by Severity

Change on Quarter

Change on Quarter
Total Accidents /

1-3DLT Accident
Frequency Rate*

Frequency Rate*
3DLT Accident
Severity 1

Severity 2

Severity 3

Severity 4

Incidents
Cumbria 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.296 i 0.296
Cheshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Greater Manchester 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.124 j 0.002 0.083 j 0.001

Lancashire 0.00 1.00 2.00 (2.00) 2.00 (2.00) 5.0 0.497 i 0.201 0.199 i 0.199

Merseyside 0.00 0.00 1.00 (1.00) 2.00 (2.00) 3.0 0.520 i 0.005 0.149 i 0.149

North West 0.00 1.00 3.00 (3.00) 5.00 (5.00) 9.0 0.260 i 0.034 0.121 i 0.087
Durham 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 2.0 0.191 j 0.005 0.191 i 0.191

Northumbria 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.085 j 0.086 0.000 0.000
Teesside 0.00 1.00 1.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 2.0 0.172 j 0.173 0.000 0.000

North East 0.00 2.00 1.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 4.0 0.133 j 0.088 0.044 i 0.044
Humberside 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

North Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.511 j 0.247 0.000 0.000

South Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

West Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 2.00 (2.00) 2.0 0.273 j 0.001 0.109 i 0.109

Yorkshire & Humberside 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 2.00 (2.00) 2.0 0.166 j 0.024 0.047 i 0.047
Derbyshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Leicestershire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Lincolnshire 0.00 2.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 2.0 0.496 i 0.017 0.000 0.000

Northamptonshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.493 i 0.035 0.000 0.000

Nottinghamshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 j 0.205 0.000 0.000

East Midlands 0.00 2.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 2.0 0.120 j 0.062 0.000 0.000
Dyfed Powys 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Gwent 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

North Wales 0.00 0.00 3.00 (3.00) 0.00 (0.00) 3.0 1.401 i 0.726 0.234 i 0.009
South Wales 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Wales 0.00 0.00 3.00 (3.00) 0.00 (0.00) 3.0 0.256 i 0.126 0.043 j 0.001
Staffordshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Warwickshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

West Mercia 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

West Midlands 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 4.00 (4.00) 4.0 0.042 j 0.080 0.424 i 0.179
West M idlands 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 4.00 (4.00) 4.0 0.024 j 0.048 0.236 i 0.093
Bedfordshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.295 i 0.017 0.295 i 0.017

Cam bridgeshire 0.00 0.00 1.00 (1.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.235 i 0.235 0.000 0.000

Essex 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 j 0.121 0.000 0.000
Hertfordshire 0.00 1.00 1.00 (1.00) 0.00 (0.00) 2.0 0.747 i 0.268 0.000 0.000

Norfolk 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.200 j 0.187 0.000 0.000

Suffolk 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

East of England 0.00 1.00 2.00 (2.00) 0.00 (0.00) 3.0 0.201 j 0.002 0.034 j 0.000
Avon & Som erset 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.108 i 0.108
Devon & Cornwall 0.00 2.00 4.00 (4.00) 0.00 (0.00) 6.0 0.462 i 0.347 0.000 0.000

Dorset 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.503 i 0.004 0.000 0.000

Gloucestershire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.309 i 0.309

W iltshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

South West 0.00 2.00 4.00 (4.00) 2.00 (2.00) 8.0 0.209 i 0.104 0.070 i 0.070
Ham pshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.195 i 0.003 0.000 0.000
Kent 0.00 0.00 2.00 (2.00) 0.00 (0.00) 2.0 0.598 i 0.249 0.000 0.000

Surrey 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Sussex 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Tham es Valley 0.00 10.00 3.00 (2.00) 0.00 (0.00) 13.0 0.183 i 0.183 0.000 0.000

South East 0.00 10.00 5.00 (4.00) 0.00 (0.00) 15.0 0.212 i 0.093 0.000 0.000
London 0.00 2.00 3.00 (3.00) 2.00 (2.00) 7.0 0.267 i 0.017 0.089 i 0.047

NPS 0.00 20.00 21.00 (19.00) 16.00 (16.00) 57.0 0.214 i 0.014 0.087 i 0.049

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Chart 18 – Accident & Incident Summary by Severity

45% 50%

40% 45%

35% 40%
35%
30%
30%
25%
25%
20%
20%
15%
15%
10%
10%
5% 5%
0% 0%

SEVERITY 1

SEVERITY 2

SEVERITY 3

SEVERITY 4
SEVERITY 1 SEVERITY 2 SEVERITY 3 SEVERITY 4
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5 EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Data on the number and type of discipline, grievance, Table 14 – Disciplinary Activity Summary
and employment tribunal cases in the NPS has now

Completed During Quarter


been collected over four quarters enabling the data to be
analysed to a greater degree.
As this information is being collected in addition to

Number of Cases

Number of Cases
normal quarterly workforce data, the initial template was

Close of Quarter
During Quarter

Outstanding at
designed to capture broad information and minimise the Disciplina ry
administrative burden of completing it. As a result,
ethnicity data has been grouped to simply split staff into
‘White’ and ‘Black & Minority Ethnic’ categories. This is
instead of using the 16+1 ethnicity categories used in the
national census.
North W est 15 7 8
Information has been collected regarding the outcomes
North East 9 4 5
of disciplinary, grievance and employment tribunal
Yorkshire & Humberside 25 15 10
proceedings but will not be included until the next report.
The data presented here only represents the turnover of East Midlands 12 6 6
cases during the reporting period. The data collection W ales 4 4 0
process will continue to be refined over time to meet W est Midlands 4 2 2
reporting needs. East of England 20 18 2
South W est 35 13 22
The analysis presented here is at a general level in order
South East 24 21 3
to prevent the inadvertent identification of any individual
London 20 2 18
cases.
NPS Tota l 168 92 76
Tables 14 through 16 on the following pages present
data for Quarter 3 but do not include appeals. Appeals South West Region had the largest number of
are however included in charts numbered 19 to 24. outstanding cases at the end of Quarter 3 with 22. They
did however complete 13 of their cases during the
Disciplinary Cases Quarter (37.14%). London was next with 18 cases
During the Quarter there were 168 disciplinary cases outstanding, as only 2 of their cases were completed
across the NPS of which 92 were bought to a conclusion during the period (10.00%).
(54.76%). This left 76 cases outstanding at the end of the For the NPS as a whole, the largest proportion of
Quarter (45.24%), representing a 3.80% decrease on the
disciplinary cases during Quarter 3 concerned
79 outstanding cases recorded at the end of Quarter 2.
allegations of gross misconduct, amounting to 49 cases
Wales were the only Region that completed all of their (27.53% of total cases, including appeals). This was
outstanding cases during the quarter (4). South East closely followed by 44 cases alleging misconduct
Region were able to complete 87.5% of their cases that (24.72%), although this was down on the 60 cases
were ongoing at the start of the quarter (21), leaving just during Quarter 2.
3 cases outstanding. The East of England were even
There was a significant decrease in the number of cases
more successful percentage wise, by completing 90% of
involving allegations of breach of procedures this quarter
their cases (18), leaving just 2 outstanding. falling from 44 in Quarter 2 to 31 in Quarter 3 (down
29.55%).
Chart 19 – Breakdown of Disciplinary Cases by Type When the data is divided by gender, it
reveals that misconduct is the most
frequent reason for male employees to
13 (5.75%)
face disciplinary action with 29 cases
26 (11.50%)
12 (5.31%)
(32.95% of the total, including appeals).
Capability Breach of procedures is also a main
Breach of Procedures reason with 17 cases (19.32%). This has
Bullying / Harassment General however dropped from 25 in Quarter 2
45 (19.91%) Sexual Harassment (down 32%). It shows that the 2 categories
53 (23.45%) Racial Harassment account for over half of male disciplinary
Gross Misconduct cases (52.27%).
Misconduct
Other It is slightly different for female employees
12 (5.31%)
Appeals where misconduct was also the main
reason for disciplinary action with 28 cases
5 (2.21%)
(31.11% of total cases, including appeals)
60 (26.55%) but the second most frequent type was
gross misconduct with 20 cases (22.22%).
It meant that these 2 categories also
accounted for over half of the total female
disciplinary cases (53.33%).

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Chart 20 – Breakdown of Disciplinary Cases by Type and (1) Gender and (2) Ethnicity

Male Employees Female Employees

8 (7.34%) 11 (10.09%) 5 (4.27%)


7 (5.98%) 15 (12.82%)
5 (4.59%)

21 (19.27%) 24 (22.02%) 21 (17.95%)


32 (27.35%)

6 (5.13%)
6 (5.50%)

Capability 5 (4.27%)
34 (31.19%) Breach of Procedures 26 (22.22%)
Bullying / Harassment General
Sexual Harassment
Racial Harassment
Gross Misconduct
White Employees Misconduct
BME Employees
Other
Appeals

12 (6.49%) 1 (2.44%)
21 (11.35%) 4 (9.76%) 5 (12.20%)
8 (4.32%)

7 (17.07%)
41 (22.16%) 38 (20.54%)

12 (29.27%)

2 (4.88%)
10 (5.41%)
1 (2.44%)

4 (2.16%)

51 (27.57%) 9 (21.95%)

Similar trends exist when the information is grouped by Table 15 – Grievance Activity Summary
ethnicity. The disciplinary issues white employees faced
the most were allegations of gross misconduct,
Number of Cases Completed
accounting for 42 cases, which was 28.57% of all cases
in the group, including appeals. A further 35 cases were
regarding allegations of misconduct (23.81%), although
this was down from 50 cases in Quarter 2 (down 30%).
Number of Cases

Close of Quarter

Claims of breach of procedure were also the reason for Grie va nce
During Quarter

During Quarter
Outstanding at

28 disciplinary cases involving white employees


(19.05%) but again this was down from 39 cases in
Quarter 2 (28.21%).
The greatest number of cases involving black and
minority ethnic employees concerned misconduct with 9
cases (29.03% of all cases in the group, including North W est 20 12 8
appeals). The next 2 most common involved gross North East 4 3 1
misconduct with 7 cases (22.58%) and capability with 5 Yorkshire & Humberside 15 13 2
cases (16.13%). East Midlands 18 7 11
There were no significant differences in the number of W ales 9 3 6
cases involving black and minority ethnic employees in W est Midlands 2 0 2
each category when compared with Quarter 2. East of England 28 16 12
Grievance Cases South W est 31 9 22
South East 19 13 6
The number of grievance cases fell by just one London 16 4 12
compared to Quarter 2 at 162 cases. Of those, 80 were NPS Tota l 162 80 82
completed before the end of the quarter. As for
outstanding cases there were 3 more this quarter than in
Quarter 2 (82), meaning that just over 50% of all cases

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Chart 21 – Breakdown of Grievance Cases by Type

14 (6.97%)
31 (15.42%)

3 (1.49%)
Bullying / Harassment General
5 (2.49%)
52 (25.87%) Sexual Harassment
Racial Harassment
Relationship w ith Manager
29 (14.43%) Relationship w ith Colleague
Terms & Conditions
Employee Relations
Other
13 (6.47%)
14 (6.97%) Appeals

40 (19.90%)

during the quarter were still outstanding at the end of the cases this quarter (16).
quarter (50.62%).
The main category of grievance cases in the NPS this
Yorkshire and Humberside had the greatest percentage quarter was ‘Other’ with 43 cases (24.86% of all cases).
of cases completed during the quarter at 86.67% (13 This was an increase of 10 compared with quarter 2.
cases) leaving only 2 cases outstanding. The East of ‘Terms and Conditions’ issues were next with 37 cases,
England had the most completed cases with 16. which amounted to 21.39%. The number of
‘bullying/harassment general’ cases remained at 29
South West had the most grievance cases outstanding at
cases (16.76%).
the close of the quarter with 22. This is an increase on
the 17 cases they had outstanding at the close of The situation is the same when the data is separated by
Quarter 2. The same applies to the East of England gender. The categories ‘Other’ and ‘Terms and
where the number of outstanding cases at the end of the Conditions’ are also the main categories of grievance for
quarter doubled from 6 to 12 compared to Quarter 2. both male and female employees with 16 and 14 cases
However as noted before, they did complete the most respectively for males (25.81% and 22.58%) and 27 and

Chart 22 – Breakdown of Grievance Cases by Type and (1) Gender and (2) Ethnicity

Male Employees Female Employees

7 (9.46%) 8 (10.81%) 7 (5.51%)


1 (1.35%) 23 (18.11%)
2 (2.70%)

31 (24.41%)
9 (12.16%) 2 (1.57%)
3 (2.36%)
21 (28.38%)

7 (9.46%) 20 (15.75%)
Bullying / Harassment General
Sexual Harassment 9 (7.09%)

Racial Harassment
4 (5.41%)
7 (5.51%)
15 (20.27%) Relationship w ith Manager
25 (19.69%)
Relationship w ith Colleague
Terms & Conditions
Employee Relations
Other
Appeals
White Employees BME Employees
12 (7.45%) 2 (5.26%)
20 (12.42%)
4 (10.00%)
1 (0.62%) 11 (27.50%)

2 (5.00%)
23 (14.29%)
48 (29.81%)

5 (12.50%)

11 (6.83%)
3 (7.50%)

3 (7.50%)
11 (6.83%) 4 (10.00%)
35 (21.74%)
6 (15.00%)

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23 cases for females (24.32% and 20.72%). Table 16 – Employment Tribunal Activity Summary
The overall figures show that females are more likely to

Completed During Quarter


take out a grievance with 111 cases during Quarter 3
(64.16%) including appeals, compared to 62 cases from
males (35.84%). This is further proven by the fact that
female employees took out more grievance cases than

Number of Cases

Number of Cases

Close of Quarter
men in all of the categories. The greatest difference Em ploym e nt Tribuna l

During Quarter

Outstanding at
being in ‘Bullying/Harassment’ cases where there were
21 cases involving female employees (72.41%)
compared to just 8 for male employees (27.59%).
When the data is split by ethnic origin the same pattern
applies when it comes to white employees, with the main
types of grievance being in the categories of ‘Other’ (40 North W est 1 0 1
cases, 29.63%) and ‘Terms and Conditions’ (32 cases, North East 1 0 1
23.70%). There is a clear difference when compared with Yorkshire & Humberside 4 0 4
black and minority employees who were involved in only East Midlands 4 0 4
3 (7.89%) and 5 (13.16%) cases for these 2 categories. W ales 2 0 2
The category with the highest number of grievance cases W est Midlands 6 0 6
brought by black and minority employees was East of England 2 0 2
‘Bullying/Harassment’ with 11 cases (28.95%). This was South W est 9 2 7
1 of only 2 categories where black and minority South East 4 0 4
employees brought more cases than white employees. London 7 1 6
The other category was ‘Racial Harassment’ with 4 NPS Tota l 40 3 37
cases (10.53%), compared with 1 case by white
employees (0.74%). employees (35%). This was consistent with the previous
Employment Tribunal Cases quarter.

There was a small increase in the number of active ‘Disability Discrimination’ and ‘Pension disputes’ were
employment tribunal proceedings during Quarter 3 the main reason for tribunal cases involving females with
compared to the previous quarter, from 36 to 40 but only 7 and 6 cases respectively (26.92% and 23.08%),
3 of them were brought to a conclusion by the end of the whereas ‘Unfair Dismissal’ was the overwhelming main
Quarter (7.5%). This left 37 cases outstanding of which reason for cases involving males with 50% of the total
South West Region had the largest proportion with 7 cases (7 out of 14).
cases. There are 3 clear reasons for tribunal cases involving
The main share of active cases in the NPS during the white employees when the data is split into ethnic origin.
quarter were ‘Unfair Dismissal’ cases, accounting for 12 They are ‘Disability Discrimination’ with 9 cases
cases (30.00%). ‘Disability Discrimination’ cases were (29.03%), ‘Pension Disputes’ with 8 cases (25.81%) and
the next largest with 9 (22.50%), followed by ‘Pension’ ‘Unfair Dismissal’ with 7 cases (22.58%) out of a total of
cases with 8 cases (20.00%). 31 cases. All other categories had 2 or less cases. There
were only 9 tribunal cases involving black and minority
As with grievance cases, when the data is broken down employees during the quarter with 55.65% of them being
into gender it shows that female employees were again for ‘Unfair Dismissal’ (5 cases).
involved in the most employment tribunal cases with 26
cases (65%) including appeals, compared to 14 for male

Chart 23 – Breakdown of Employment Tribunal Cases by Type

1 (2.33%)
Unfair Dismissal
9 (20.93%) Constructive Dismissal
13 (30.23%) Sex Discrimination
Sexual Harrasment
Race Discrimination
Racial Harassment
1 (2.33%)
Disability Discrimination
1 (2.33%)
Other Discrimination
2 (4.65%) Bullying/Harassment (General)
2 (4.65%)
Breach of Contract
Employees Relations Dispute
2 (4.65%)
Pensions
9 (20.93%) 2 (4.65%)
1 (2.33%) Other
Appeals

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Chart 24 – Breakdown of Employment Tribunal Cases by Type and (1) Gender and (2) Ethnicity

Male Employees Female Employees

1 (3.57%)
2 (13.33%) 5 (17.86%)

7 (25.00%)
1 (6.67%)

2 (7.14%)

1 (6.67%)

8 (53.33%) 2 (7.14%)

Unfair Dismissal 2 (7.14%)


Constructive Dismissal
1 (3.57%)
2 (13.33%)
Sex Discrimination 1 (3.57%)
Sexual Harrasment
7 (25.00%)
1 (6.67%) Race Discrimination

Racial Harassment

Disability Discrimination

Other Discrimination

Bullying/Harassment
(General)
Breach of Contract
White Employees Employees Relations
BME Employees
Dispute
Pensions

Other
1 (10.00%)
Appeals
8 (24.24%)
9 (27.27%)
1 (10.00%)

1 (3.03%) 5 (50.00%)

1 (3.03%)
1 (3.03%) 2 (6.06%) 2 (20.00%)

2 (6.06%)

9 (27.27%) 1 (10.00%)

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